New TSI Fellow, Andrea Barry

I’m pleased to announce Andrea J. Barry as a new Senior Fellow in The Sierra Institute.  Andrea was nominated by Senior Fellow, Bob Ryan.
Andrea Barry is a skilled leader and HR professional with nearly 30 years’ experience in the field.  Drawing on her expertise, Andrea oversees and leads all Human Resources initiatives for Wirtz Beverage Group, one of the nation’s leading alcohol beverage distributors with revenue in excess of $2.5B.  In that role, Andrea works closely with senior management and focuses on talent development programs, performance management and succession planning, among other HR functions and employee-facing initiatives.
Andrea’s career prior to joining the Wirtz Beverage team includes a strong track record of establishing employee advancement programs that contributed significantly to corporate performance and growth.  Her tenure includes time with Borg-Warner, Kellogg Company and Culligan International, where she served as the SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer guiding the company and its employees through extensive structural changes and business transitions.  Andrea was appointed to the Human Resources Management Association of Chicago, Board of Directors in 2014.