WILMINGTON, DE.—AstraZeneca has named Lisa Davis vice president of corporate communications. She will be based in AstraZeneca’s U.S. headquarters in Wilmington, Del., and will be responsible for overseeing all internal and external corporate communications on behalf of AstraZeneca in the U.S.
Davis most recently served as the head of public relations and communications for AARP, the nation’s largest organization for people aged 50-plus. Prior to joining AARP, she was the national deputy press secretary for the Clinton/Gore 96 re-election campaign and before that a press secretary for the Democratic Leadership Council and its associated think tank, the Progressive Policy Institute, where she was responsible for all public relations activities.
“With a history of discovering and developing some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical products, AstraZeneca is committed to helping patients have access to the medicines and care they need to live longer, healthier lives,” says Tony Zook, president and CEO of AstraZeneca U.S. “Today, the company is even more committed to making patient health a priority and to communicating effectively to people about how to stay healthy.”
AZ is one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies with healthcare sales of $23.95 billion and leading positions gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, neuroscience, respiratory, oncology and infection products. In the United States, AstraZeneca is a $10.77 billion business with more than 12,000 employees.