Denise Vaughn is the Vice President of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) for Ferguson, a $29.7B value-added distributor in North America providing expertise, solutions, and products from infrastructure, plumbing and appliances to HVAC, fire, fabrication and more. As a member of Ferguson’s Executive Leadership Team, Denise is responsible for the company’s overarching ESG strategy, ensuring integration into business strategy and operations. She works cross-functionally to identify opportunities and partnerships to help Ferguson deliver on its short- and long-term ESG goals, maximize impact and effectively communicate with all stakeholders. She also leads an integrated team that directs Ferguson’s social impact with a focus on housing, clean water and sanitation and skilled trades. Through Ferguson Cares, the company provides grants and encourages its associates to serve communities across the country. Previously, Denise led Ferguson’s internal and external communications. She served as a primary company spokesperson and advised leaders on effective communication strategies, drove engagement and consistent messaging among the company’s stakeholders to include more than 35,000 associates across North America, customers, vendors, shareholders and investors.