Keurig Dr Pepper reveals CLO succession plan

Jul 12, 2021
Jim Baldwin will retire at the end of September

Nasdaq-listed Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will promote Anthony Shoemaker, who is at present senior vice president and assistant general counsel, to take on the role of chief legal officer and general counsel and join the company’s executive leadership team when Jim Baldwin retires at the end of September this year.

Baldwin has worked at KDP or its predecessor companies since 1997. According to the company, he has led the legal strategy behind a number of key changes such as independent bottling acquisitions in the early 2000s, Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s spin-off to a publicly traded company in 2008 and the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group in 2018.

Before his career with the company, Baldwin was a partner in the Dallas office of law firm Hutcheson & Grundy. Before that, he was an attorney with Berman Mitchell Yeager and Gerber.

Shoemaker joined KDP last year and has led the beverage company’s legal work regarding corporate governance, securities and finance, in addition to tax, treasury and M&A. Before joining KDP he was vice president, assistant general counsel and corporate secretary at Tenet Healthcare and a member of its leadership team. He began his legal career as a corporate attorney at law firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher.

KDP’s brands include Keurig, Dr Pepper, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Canada Dry, Snapple, Bai, Mott’s and The Original Donut Shop.

KDP chair and CEO Bob Gamgort says in a statement: ‘Jim’s leadership over the past nearly 25 years has been an integral component in building the company we are today. On behalf of the board and our KDP team, I wish him all the best in his retirement and thank him for his many accomplishments.

‘Since joining KDP, Anthony has distinguished himself as a strong and capable leader, well prepared to guide our talented legal team into the future. We are pleased to welcome him as the newest member of our executive leadership team.’


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