HERNDON, Va. — Beacon announced that Racquel Harris Mason has been appointed to its Board of Directors, effective March 16, 2023.

“We are very pleased to welcome Racquel and look forward to the management and marketing experience she brings to our Board of Directors,” said Phil Knisely, Beacon’s chair of the board. “Her background in numerous routes to market with some of the world’s most iconic brands will be a valued asset as we execute our Ambition 2025 plan. Racquel’s work architecting cross-enterprise digital transformation will benefit us as we drive growth and value for stakeholders.”

Mason, 53, currently serves as a member of the board of directors of NeilsenIQ, a leading consumer intelligence company. She previously served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Elanco Animal Health Inc., a provider of animal health products and services. Prior to that, Mason was employed at the Coca-Cola Company for 14 years, most recently as senior vice president and general manager for the McDonald’s Division USA. Earlier at Coca-Cola, she held the consecutive roles of vice president, Sprite and Sparkling Flavors and multicultural marketing, and vice president, Coca-Cola and Coke Zero brands. 

Earlier in her career, Mason held positions of increasing responsibility in brand management and marketing with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Ahold and Abbott Laboratories. Mason earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

“I’m excited about joining Beacon’s Board of Directors," said Mason. "The Ambition 2025 plan is already demonstrating its strength, and I look forward to helping the company outperform its growth and operational excellence goals.”