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Lorraine Luke

Corporate Executive Vice President – Human Resources


Lorraine Luke is Corporate Executive Vice President of Human Resources for Republic National Distributing Company. She joined RNDC in 2005 and assumed the responsibility for developing, leading, and executing the human capital strategy for the company. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team, the Pandemic Preparedness Task Force, executive sponsor for the RNDC Women’s Leadership Forum, Millennial Advisory Council, iGEN Leadership Council and a key facilitator for the RNDC Senior Executive Leadership Forum.

As an accomplished HR Executive with over 25 years of progressive HR leadership experience with privately-held to publicly-traded Fortune 200 companies, Lorraine is a subject matter expert in business strategy, coaching, change leadership, corporate social responsibility, talent management, organizational design, total rewards, and employment practices.

Prior to RNDC, Lorraine was with YUM Brands for 20 years in a variety of progressive leadership roles in Operations, Finance, and Human Resources. While at YUM, she was recognized for building teams, developing talent, and attaining positive and sustainable business results. Early in her career, she was the Controller for Garland Enterprises in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lorraine is a member of the Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF), Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), Internal Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Women of the Vine and Spirits Symposium’s Executive Committee, WSWA Talent Development & Diversity Council, and the Association for Talent Development (ATD). She also earned professional certifications from WorldatWork, Development Dimensions International, Center for Creative Leadership (CCL), and the Cultural Intelligence Center. She holds a business degree from Western International University and a degree in Religion from the American Military University.