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Anheuser-Busch Vice President and General Counsel, Katie Barrett, Joins CPR as Newest Board Member

New York -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, announced the addition of its newest board member, Katie Barrett, VP and U.S. General Counsel, Anheuser-Busch.

Katie oversees the U.S. legal agenda, including litigation, regulation and labor relations. As a key member of the North America leadership team, Katie leads a team of talented attorneys and associates that advance the company's commercial strategy while protecting its reputation with a thoughtful and thorough approach to law and resolution.

"Anheuser-Busch has been a leader in the field of dispute resolution and a strong corporate supporter of CPR for many decades," said Noah Hanft, CEO and President of CPR. "We are thrilled to welcome Katie to the CPR board. Her belief in our work and mission demonstrates once again that litigators are often the people most committed to ADR, once they have experienced the strategic value of adding these additional tools to their arsenal." 

Ms. Barrett joins a number of other legal and business leaders who play an integral role in guiding CPR's mission, including John S. Kiernan, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP; Carlos M. Hernandez, Fluor Corporation; Mary Beth Cantrell, Amgen Inc.; Gilberto Giusti, Pinheiro Neto - Advogados, Brazil; Eric D. Green, Resolutions, LLC; Noah J. Hanft, CPR; Dale L. Matschullat, Schiff Hardin LLP; Charles R. Morgan, The Morgan Group; Scott S. Partridge, Monsanto Company; Robert Ruyak, Ruyak Cerian LLP; Thomas J. Sabatino, Aetna, Inc.; Kelly Tullier, VISA, Inc.; Jay W. Waks, American Kennel Club; and Stephen P. Younger, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP; Loren Brown, DLA Piper; Gregory Gallopoulos, General Dynamics Corporation; Richard Hill, Shell; Joseph E. Neuhaus, Sullivan Cromwell, LLP;  Robert Particelli, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Layn R. Phillips, Phillips ADR Enterprises; Richard Ziegler, Jenner & Block; Prof. George A. Bermann, Columbia University School of Law; Janet Langford Carrig, ConocoPhillips; and Richard S. Krumholz, Norton Rose Fulbright. 

About CPR: CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that has been helping global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently for more than 40 years. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting-edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit