NEW YORK—Pfizer has named Sally Susman senior vice president of worldwide communications and chief communications officer with overall responsibility for Pfizer’s global communications, reporting to chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Kindler. She will also join Pfizer’s executive leadership team.
Since 2000, Susman has been the senior communications officer at The Estee Lauder Companies where she directed the communications strategy for the global corporation and each of its 28 brands. Ms. Susman was the company’s spokeswoman, a member of the executive committee and responsible for media relations, employee communications, crisis communications and consumer relations.
Prior to joining Estee Lauder, she held high-level communications and government relations posts at the American Express Company, where she directed media relations, internal communications and governmental affairs for all of American Express’ international operations from posts in London and New York.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Susman spent eight years in government service focused on international trade issues.
"As we continue to drive change at Pfizer in 2008, communicating our business strategy, the progress we’re making and the value of our products for patients and society has never been more important," says Kindler. "We must ensure that our worldwide communications are as strategic and effective as possible in reaching all of our stakeholders, and Sally’s broad range of experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as her knowledge of global business and markets, makes her an ideal leader for our communications."