By Stephen Nakrosis 

Bayer AG on Tuesday said it would reorganize its U.S. Corporate affairs team and separate the communications and public affairs responsibilities.

The company said Beth Roden, the former head of Global Crop Science Communications, has been named to the new role of SVP and Head of U.S. Communications, and she will also lead Communications for Consumer Health North America. "The U.S. Communications function will include current divisional and corporate teams," Bayer said.

Michael Parrish, the company's VP, U.S. Government Relations, will lead U.S. Public Affairs on an interim basis, Bayer said, adding, "the U.S. Public Affairs function will include current U.S. Government Relations and Policy teams, along with U.S. Corporate Engagement."

Bayer also said the U.S. Corporate Engagement team will become part of U.S. Public Affairs.

Patrick Lockwood-Taylor, president of Bayer U.S. and president, Consumer Health, North America, said, "In the U.S.--Bayer's largest, most important market--supporting the key priorities and accelerated growth plans of our businesses, enhancing our reputation and building relationships in the new administration on important topics facing the company are essential to our success."


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April 06, 2021 12:10 ET (16:10 GMT)

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