MADISON, NJ—Wyeth has named Timothy Cost senior vice president, corporate affairs, effective immediately. Cost replaces Marily Rhudy, who has announced her plans to retire.
Prior to joining Wyeth, Cost was executive vice president, corporate affairs, at Aramark since 2003. He formerly was senior vice president of corporate affairs for Pharmacia and, prior to that, vice president of investor relations and corporate intelligence for Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. He also served as senior vice president, communications and strategy for Centocor, and began his career with Kodak, holding a number of management positions with the company.
Rhudy joined Wyeth in 1993 as assistant vice president, professional relations for the pharmaceuticals division and held positions of increasing responsibility while building Wyeth's public affairs function. She was promoted to vice president, corporate public affairs, in 1997 and senior vice president, corporate public affairs, in 2004.