BURLINGTON, Mass. and FRISCO, Texas, US – Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) today announced that Anthony Shoemaker, currently Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, will assume the role of Chief Legal Officer & General Counsel and join the Company’s Executive Leadership Team, upon the retirement of Jim Baldwin at the end of September 2021.
Anthony Shoemaker joined KDP in 2020 and has led the legal efforts for securities, finance and corporate governance as well as tax, treasury and mergers and acquisitions.
He previously 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 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He holds a B.A. in Management from Abilene Christian University and a Juris Doctorate degree from The University of Chicago Law School.
Baldwin has served with KDP, or its predecessor companies, since 1997, and led the legal strategy responsible for numerous transformational milestones, including the independent bottling acquisitions in the early 2000s that built the Company’s expansive company-owned distribution footprint, Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s spinoff to a publicly traded company in 2008 and the merger of Keurig Green Mountain and Dr Pepper Snapple Group in 2018.
Commenting on the announcement, KDP Chairman and CEO Bob Gamgort shared, “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.”