Beacon announced that Racquel Harris Mason has been appointed to the company’s 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,” Phil Knisely, Beacon’s chair of the board, said in a prepared statement. “Her background in numerous routes to market with some of the world’s 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 currently serves as a member of the board of directors of NeilsenIQ, a consumer intelligence company, and previously served as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Elanco Animal Health Incorporated, a provider of animal health products and services. Mason also worked at the Coca-Cola Company for 14 years, most recently serving as senior vice president and general manager for the McDonald’s division USA. Earlier in her career, Mason held positions of increasing responsibility in brand management and marketing with Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Ahold, and Abbott Laboratories.

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

Herndon, Va.-based Beacon distributes roofing materials and complementary building products. The company operates over 480 branches throughout all 50 U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.