As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has appointed Cristal N. Downing as the chief communications & public affairs officer, a newly created role, effective August 16, 2021. Downing will lead the advancement, development, and execution of the company’s communications and public affairs strategy and will also be a member of Merck’s Executive Team.
Most recently, Downing was VP, Communications & Public Affairs, Medical Devices, at Johnson & Johnson, prior to which Downing held the role of vice president, Global Finance Communications at Johnson & Johnson. She has more than 20 years of leadership capabilities and expertise working in complex and diverse organizations, including JP Morgan Chase, American Express, and Wells Fargo.
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