CHICAGO—Susan Henderson, a veteran of senior public relations positions at Kohl Department Stores and Miller Brewing, has joined the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company as vice president, corporate communications. In this newly created position, she will develop and direct the company’s corporate communications programs.
She will report to Dushan (Duke) Petrovich, senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
“Susan’s skills and talent in using communications strategically to help companies grow are exactly the right fit for us. She is a very welcome addition to the senior team at Wrigley and a proven leader in her own discipline,” says Petrovich.
Most recently, Henderson was principal in her own communications consulting firm, where clients included Diageo and Gillette. Her prior positions include vice president of public relations at Kohl’s Department Stores and director of marketing communications at Miller Brewing Company. In both positions, she served as chief spokesperson for the company, as well as developing and leading integrated corporate and marketing communications and public affairs programs.
The Wrigley Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of gum, with global sales of over $3 billion. Its brands include Doublemint, Wrigley’s Spearmint, Big Red, Juicy Fruit, Winterfresh, Extra, Freedent, and Orbit.