Lilly Makes Communications, Public Affairs Appointments
Charting the future of public relations
Holmes Report
CEO

Lilly Makes Communications, Public Affairs Appointments

Newt Crenshaw, currently vice president of e.Lilly, has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president of communications and public affairs at Eli Lilly & Company, responsible for internal, external, and executive communications.

Paul Holmes

INDIANAPOLIS—Newt Crenshaw, currently vice president of e.Lilly, has been appointed to the newly created role of vice president of communications and public affairs at Eli Lilly & Company. Crenshaw will have responsibility for internal, external, and executive communications; corporate crisis and issues management; philanthropy, community affairs, and global guest relations; and the Lilly brand. He will remain a member of the senior management forum.
 
Crenshaw will report to Deborah Steelman, vice president of global corporate affairs. Steelman will continue to lead Lilly corporate affairs, but Crenshaw’s new role will allow her to place greater focus on activities that support the company’s demand realization efforts. As a result, she will join the sales and marketing executive committee, led by Gerhard Mayr, executive vice president of pharmaceutical operations.
 
“The new structure for corporate affairs will provide Deborah with the opportunity to create closer partnerships with the pharmaceutical products and global marketing and sales organizations,” said Lilly chairman, president and CEO Sidney Taurel. “Newt will provide executive leadership to ensure integration of communications, focus on the Lilly brand, and management of issues and crises.”
 
Ed West, currently director of public relations, has been promoted to executive director of public relations. He will report to Crenshaw and will continue to have responsibility for global media relations and marketing communications.
View Style:

Load 3 More
comments powered by Disqus