Diageo has appointed a control states executive. Lynn Walding will take up the post of executive director control states effective immediately. Walding has recently stepped down as administrator of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division.
This new position will support Diageo’s critical social responsibility, responsible drinking, and corporate citizenship activities within the control state community.
Walding will work for Guy Smith, executive vice president, corporate relations and Ken Lane, vice president, state government affairs, and will be part of the control state leadership team under the direction of Mark Hubler, president, control states.
“Lynn comes to Diageo with more than a decade of highly successful leadership of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. He brings with him an enviable combination of superior business and management professionalism, astute political and legislative acumen, and many deep and trusting relationships within the Control State community. We know he will be a true asset to the Diageo family,” stated Smith and Hubler.
The control states are comprised of 19 jurisdictions that directly control the sale and distribution of alcohol beverages.
Walding will be based out of Iowa in this role.