OREANDA-NEWS. September 16, 2016. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) today announced that chief human resources officer

Liz Gottung plans to retire at the end of 2016.  The company has named

Scott Boston as Gottung's successor.

Boston, who joined the company in 2011, has led global HR talent management and been responsible for leading HR within Kimberly-Clark International.  He will become senior vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO) effective January 1, 2017 and will work with Liz to ensure a smooth transition. 

"Liz has been an outstanding partner and HR professional throughout her career at K-C," said

Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark. "I am grateful for her leadership and contributions to strengthening our business, our talent and our culture."

During her 35-year career at Kimberly-Clark, Gottung held a wide range of leadership roles prior to being named CHRO in 2002.  As the leader of the company's HR organization, she aligned the HR function with the company's overall business strategy and championed the culture.  She also led the development of the company's people strategy to support global talent and capability building.

"We are also fortunate to have someone of Scott's experience and talent replace Liz. He is a proven, change-oriented HR leader who has demonstrated abilities across our businesses," added Falk.

Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Boston was senior vice president, Human Resources, for McKesson Corporation.  He has more than 20 years of global HR leadership experience, including leading extensive HR transformations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of global talent management functions, HR Shared Services and providing HR Business Partner support.

Boston received a B.B.A. double major in Marketing and Management from Emory University.  He also earned an Executive MBA in International Business from Emory University'sGoizueta Business School.

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