VF Corporation has announced the election of Matthew J. Shattock, Beam's president and chief executive, to its board of directors. Shattock, 50, will serve on the compensation and finance committees of VF's board. He has been at the head of Beam, a leading premium spirits company, since 2009, first as an operating unit of Fortune Brands and then, since October 2011, as a stand-alone public company. Beam makes brands such as Jim Beam bourbon, Maker's Mark bourbon and Pinnacle vodka. Shattock holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Durham, in the U.K. Prior to his tenure at Beam, he held various executive leadership roles at Unilever and Cadbury.