Nestlé USA has named Hannah Coan its new VP of corporate and brand affairs. Coan’s appointment follows the retirement of Laurie MacDonald who joined Nestlé in 1985 working in the nutritional products division before joining corporate and brand affairs.
Coan most recently was SVP of Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, where she led communications for Microsoft’s office division. Prior to this, Coan was EVP and managing director of Publicis Consultants PR in Seattle, Wash. She was the team leader for numerous Nestlé public relations programs, working with integrated teams on many Nestlé brands in the United States including Lean Cuisine®, Stouffer’s®, Buitoni®, Mighty Dog®, Fancy Feast®, Wonka®, Gerber® and Nespresso®. Coan will be responsible for Nestle USA’s internal and external communications, public affairs, as well as the Culinary Center based in Glendale, Calif.
Scott Remy, COO of Nestlé USA, said, “Hannah Coan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Nestlé USA, and we look forward to having her build on the strong foundation established by her predecessor.”