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Allegion appoints Steven C. Mizell to board of directors

February 14, 2020  By SP&T Staff

Allegion  has appointed Steven (Steve) C. Mizell, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at Merck & Co., Inc. (Kenilworth, New Jersey, U.S.A.), to the company’s board of directors.

Steven C. Mizell, Merck & Co.

“Steve’s technical education paired with his experiences in global human resources leadership at Fortune 500 companies will bring a great deal of value to Allegion’s board,” said David D. Petratis, chairman, president and CEO of Allegion in a statement. “I’m honoured to welcome him as our newest director.”

Allegion has a seven-member board of directors, and six of those members are independent. Mizell will be a member of Allegion’s Audit and Finance Committee, Compensation Committee and Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.

Mizell joined Merck & Co., Inc. – located in Kenilworth, N.J., and known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada – in 2018 and has responsibility for all aspects of human resources. Prior, he served as Monsanto’s executive vice president of human resources, overseeing the company’s approach to talent acquisition and development, employee wellness and diversity and inclusion. During his time there, Mizell created an industry with top accolades that included World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work; Top Employer by Science Magazine; 100 Best Adoption-Friendly Workplaces by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption; and Top 50 Companies for Diversity by DiversityInc. Mizell.


Mizell holds degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology as well as Carnegie Mellon University. He has additionally served in key human resources management roles at companies across beverage, defense, energy, pharmaceutical and technology sectors.

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