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Gentry Brann is Chief People, Culture and Communications Officer for McDermott. She leads the company’s strategic focus on inclusion and diversity, as well as human resources; communications and marketing; real estate and facilities; and global travel. Gentry brings more than 25 years of experience to her current role. She joined McDermott through the company's combination with CB&I in 2018. While at CB&I, she served as Senior Vice President of Communications and Brand Management. Prior to CB&I’s acquisition of The Shaw Group, Gentry served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for Shaw. Previously, Gentry was Vice President of External Affairs at ICF International, where she was responsible for all communications, marketing, media relations, community relations and legislative affairs for the state of Louisiana’s Hurricane Katrina recovery program. She also has held senior communications, marketing, strategy and management positions with ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and with Archer Malmo Advertising and Public Relations Agency. Gentry earned a master of business administration degree from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in English literature and history from Louisiana State University. She is also a graduate of the Advanced Leadership Program at Rice University’s Jones School of Business.