•  Hannah Coan vice president, corporate & brand affairs
Coan to "build on foundation"

Coan to "build on foundation"

Nestle USA has appointed Hannah Coan vice president of corporate and brand affairs.

Coan will replace Laurie MacDonald who is retiring.

Nestle communications chief Scott Remy said she brings a "wealth of experience" to the post and will be able to "build on the strong foundation established by her predecessor."

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Nestle USA Welcomes Hannah Coan as New Vice President of Corporate & Brand Affairs

GLENDALE, Calif., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA announced today the retirement of Laurie MacDonald, Vice President, Corporate & Brand Affairs. Ms. MacDonald joined Nestle in 1985 working in the Nutritional Products Division before joining Corporate & Brand Affairs.

Hannah Coan has been named Vice President, Corporate & Brand Affairs, Nestle USA. Ms. Coan was most recently Senior Vice President of Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, where she led communications for Microsoft's Office Division. Prior to this, Ms. Coan was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Publicis Consultants PR in Seattle, Wash. She was the team leader for numerous Nestle public relations programs, working with integrated teams on many Nestle brands in the United States including LEAN CUISINE®, STOUFFER'S®, Buitoni®, MIGHTY DOG®, FANCY FEAST®, WONKA®, GERBER® and NESPRESSO®. Ms. Coan will be responsible for Nestle USA's internal and external communications, public affairs, and the Culinary Center based in Glendale, Calif.

Scott Remy, Chief Communications Officer of Nestle USA, said, "Hannah Coan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Nestle USA, and we look forward to having her build on the strong foundation established by her predecessor."

Original source: Nestle USA