Pamela Culpepper

Position: Chief Human Resources Officer;

Company: Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc. (CBOE);

Industry: Security & commodity exchanges;

Country: United States

Pamela Culpepper is Chief Human Resources Officer, Chicago Board Options Exchange, Inc, one of the world's largest exchange holding companies.

Prior to joining CBOE, she led the human resources practice at Golin, Inc., a global communications firm.

She was previously senior vice president, Global Diversity and Inclusion officer of PepsiCo.

Ms. Culpepper, who assumed this role in January 2011, provides leadership in guiding PepsiCo's global Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) strategy to bring together diverse strengths, backgrounds and perspectives to achieve the company's strategic business imperatives, advance its Performance with Purpose goals and drive innovation. Building on PepsiCo's leadership in D&I, she helps PepsiCo ensure that D&I is ingrained in PepsiCo, and expands pathways for developing global, multicultural thinkers, doers and innovators.

Ms. Culpepper joined PepsiCo in 2000 and most recently served as vice president, Human Resources for Quaker Foods and Snacks. She has held several other positions, including vice president, Human Resources, PepsiCo Americas Beverages Supply Chain; vice president, Talent Management and Diversity, Quaker, Tropicana and Gatorade (QTG); director, Organization Capability and Inclusion, QTG; and director, Human Resources, National Sales for Frito-Lay North America.

Before joining PepsiCo, Ms. Culpepper worked for McKessonHBOC, Inc., Clorox and Wells Fargo.

Ms. Culpepper holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and a Master of Organizational Change, California State University, Hayward. She`s an advisory board member, National Black MBA Association.

Ms. Culpepper is based in Chicago.

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