THOUSAND OAKS, CA—Amgen has named Phyllis Piano as vice president, corporate communications and philanthropy. Piano will be responsible for the company’s strategic communications, including internal and external communications, public relations, communications issues management, brand management, web communications and Amgen’s philanthropy efforts.
Piano joins Amgen after serving as vice president, corporate affairs and communications at Raytheon Company, a $20 billion aerospace and defense company, and a member of Raytheon’s leadership team. Prior to joining Raytheon, she served as vice president, public affairs for Cooper Industries, a manufacturer of electrical products, tools and hardware, and automotive products.
Piano also spent 17 years at General Electric where she progressed through positions of increasing responsibility in communications, including her role as head of communications at GE Medical Systems.