Priesser billed as a champion of ’design thinking and an agent of change’

Brenna Priesser, chief human resources officer at Brunswick Corporation, has been named president-business acceleration for the company effective at the New Year.

Priesser will remain Brunswick’s chief human resources officer while adding these new responsibilities, reporting to David Foulkes, who will become Brunswick’s chief executive officer on that same date.

“A champion of design thinking and an agent of change, Brenna is uniquely positioned to provide leadership and create value in this new, expanded role,” Foulkes said.

Reporting to Priesser will be: Cecil Cohn – vice president, Boating Services Network; Adam Schanfield – general manager and Mike Edwards – technical director, Nautic-On; Andie Berry – director, strategic technology initiatives; Paul Siebert – director, advanced design; and Joseph Bianco – director of mergers and acquisitions, who along with his current responsibilities, will provide finance leadership to the business acceleration team.

Priesser joined Brunswick in 2004 and has steadily progressed in human resources leadership roles throughout the Brunswick Boat Group, Sea Ray and Hatteras Yachts, where she also led customer operations, Bowling and Billiards, Life Fitness, and at the enterprise level, has led talent strategy before assuming her current HR role in April 2016.