Business 100 – 2019

Mary McEvoy/PepsiCo

Mary M. McEvoy is currently vice president of PepsiCo Beverages’ North America Procurement located in Purchase, New York, where she leads procurement for PepsiCo’s $22 billion North America Beverage business. Most recently, Mary held the position of vice president of Commodities. Mary has held positions in R&D spanning ingredients and packaging during her 20-year career at PepsiCo. Mary earned a B.Sc. in physics and chemistry from the University of Dublin and began her career in chemistry in New York. A native of Kilkenny, she is an inveterate hurling fan, and an avid supporter of the “Black and Amber” Kilkenny county team. A terrific athlete herself, Mary was an active camogie, soccer, and Gaelic football player who played for New York at the all-Ireland junior football level. Off the field, Mary brings her positive approach to her community. She serves on the advisory board of Self Help Africa, is a board member of Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and is the co-founder of LEAP, a novel leadership acceleration program which links Irish and Irish-American female professionals with community organizations to solve real business challenges.