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GLENDALE, Calif. — Nestle USA announced that it has appointed a new VP corporate and brand affairs following the retirement of executive Laurie MacDonald.
MacDonald, who worked at the company since 1985, will be replaced by Hannah Coan, who joins the company from Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, where she led communications for Microsoft's office division. In her new role, Coan will be responsible for Nestle USA's internal and external communications, public affairs and the Nestle USA Culinary Center based in Glendale, Calif.
Prior to working at Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, Coan worked as a team leader for numerous Nestle public relations programs — including Lean Cuisine, Stouffer's, Buitoni, Mighty Dog, Fancy Feast, Wonka, Gerber and Nespresso — during her tenure at Publicis Consultants PR in Seattle.
"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," Nestle USA chief communications officer Scott Remy said.