Cara Keating

Cara Keating, currently vice president of customer development at PepsiCo Foods Canada, has been promoted to president.

Keating replaces Jason McDonell, who has been president since 2015 and is leaving to pursue an opportunity outside PepsiCo as of July 26.

Keating has been with PepsiCo for 15 years and has experience in account management, customer insights, field and customer leadership roles. She joined PepsiCo in 2004 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the Western Canada market, before moving to Toronto for a number of roles including Director of Business Development and Senior Director of Sales Strategy, Planning and Insights.  She was promoted to Ontario area vice president in 2015.

McDonnell has been with PepsiCo for 21 years. Previous positions include CMO for PepsiCo Foods Canada, GM field sales leading the Ontario area and VP/GM field sales for Canada.  As President, Jason and his leadership team developed the Lean Forward to 2020 mindset and behaviours and led the company through a significant cultural and business transformation.

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