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Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin
Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Chief Human Resources Officer
PepsiCo - PepsiCo Foods North America

Patrick is Senior Vice President and Chief HR Officer for PepsiCo Foods North America.  He is a 25-year veteran of PepsiCo with a broad range of leadership experience in beverages and foods.  He joined the Frito-Lay division in 1996 as HR Manager at the Allen Park, Michigan manufacturing site worked through various assignments in locations across the United States. 

In 2008 Patrick joined Pepsi Cola North America where he supported the acquisition of its two largest bottlers, a $7.8 billion transaction that made PepsiCo the largest food and beverage company in North America.  In 2010 Patrick returned to Frito-Lay North America as leader of the HR team for Sales and Supply Chain and in 2012 became Chief HR Officer for Frito-Lay North America.  In 2019 the Quaker foods business was added to his accountabilities.

Before joining PepsiCo, Patrick worked for Exxon USA based in New Orleans, Louisiana and developed his HR acumen in Organizational Development, Labor and HR generalist roles. 

Patrick holds bachelors and masters degrees in organizational communication from Purdue University and is originally from Hobart, Indiana.  He is an avid Boilermaker and Saints fan and enjoys travel, gardening, cooking, and football.  He serves on advisory councils for the School of management and the LGBTQ Center at Purdue and is a member of the board of the Sabra Dipping Company.  He and his husband, David Talley, reside in North Texas and remain active in the Dallas and New Orleans communities.