ROCHESTER, NY—Eastman Kodak has named Stephen Ciccone as director and vice president, public affairs, responsible for federal, state and international government relations at the imaging company.
In his new capacity, Ciccone also will oversee the operations of Kodak’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., where he is presently based. He will report to Michael Benard, director of communications & public affairs. During his 15-year career at Kodak, Ciccone has worked on a broad array of issues, ranging from taxation and health care to the environment and labor.
Prior to his new assignment, Ciccone, was director, state government affairs, responsible for the company’s government affairs program in all 50 U.S. states and legislative issues involving the environment at the federal level. He joined the company in 1988, serving as chief lobbyist in New York State, where Kodak is headquartered and operates its largest manufacturing plant.
“At Kodak, our work with government leaders is based on establishing relationships built on credibility and trust,” says Ciccone. “In addition, Kodak employees demonstrate a growing interest in the role of government and its impact on business. Consistent education, communication and engagement with these two stakeholders is the formula for an effective government relations team.”
Ciccone replaces Sandra Taylor, who has joined Starbucks Coffee Company as senior vice president, corporate social responsibility.