Beverly A. Grant is a senior advisor for IRI with a focus on Client Strategy. Prior to becoming a senior advisor, she was chief client strategy officer and president of Retail for IRI.
Before joining IRI, Grant spent 26 years at Procter & Gamble in various roles, including vice president, general manager and chief channel officer of the North America Grocery Channel and global customer business development director of Beauty, Market Strategy and Planning and held a similar position for Food, Beverage and Pet Nutrition.
In her last role at Procter & Gamble, she led Procter & Gamble’s $8.5 billion retail grocery business and was a recognized leader in traditional retailer category management and the emerging discipline of shopper execution. While at Procter & Gamble, she also gained experience in the food and beverage, healthcare, oral care and beauty categories.
Grant was actively involved in multiple industry trade associations, serving on the Food Marketing Institute’s advisory board and the Industry Affairs and Trading Partner Alliance committees for the Grocery Manufacturers Association. In these positions, she was instrumental in identifying and addressing issues of common interest between retailers and manufacturers in the rapidly evolving retail landscape.
Grant has received multiple distinctions in the areas of leadership and development. Most recently, she was recognized as a Top Woman of Influence in the grocery industry by the Griffin Report. In 2010, she was awarded the YWCA Career Woman of Achievement Award, which recognized her professional and community accomplishments. She also is the recipient of the distinguished John E. Pepper Diversity Award at Procter & Gamble for her many contributions in advancing diversity at Procter & Gamble and within the industry.
Grant is a Board Member of the YWCA Cincinnati and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center.
Grant holds an executive master’s of Arts degree from Webster University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s of Science degree from Tennessee State University.