W. Leo Kiely III

Mr. Kiely retired as Chief Executive Officer of MillerCoors LLC, a joint venture combining the US businesses of SABMiller plc and Molson Coors Brewing Company in July 2011, a position he had held since July 2009.  From February 2005 through July 2009, Mr. Kiely served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Molson Coors Brewing Company.  From 1993 to 2005, he held a variety of executive positions at Coors Brewing Company, including Chief Executive Officer.  Before joining Coors Brewing Company, he held executive positions with Frito-Lay, Inc.  a subsidiary of PepsiCo Inc., and Ventura Coastal Corporation, a division of Seven Up Inc.

His undergraduate degree is from Harvard and he also has a Master’s from the Wharton School.

He is a director of the Altria Group, Inc. serving as the Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Executive, Finance and Innovation Committees.  He also serves as a director of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and the Helen G. Bonfils Foundation.

Currently he resides in Denver and Los Angeles.

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In His Words

"There is no substitute for Excellence – not even success. Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control; the pursuit of success makes a poor cornerstone, especially for a whole personality. Excellence is dependable, lasting and largely an issue within our own control; pursuit of excellence, in and for itself, is the best of foundations,” The Heart of the Order, by Thomas Boswell (Doubleday, 1989).