Kraft Heinz has hired a new communications officer, replacing Michael Mullen, who is retiring from the role after more than two decades.
Kathy Krenger will take the position of chief communications officer effective July 21. She was hired away from her current job as SVP of global communications for Hyatt Hotels Corp. Before that, she was at Edelman, where she created two crisis communications marketing agencies for global food business clients including Kellogg's, Nestlé, the Florida Department of Citrus, Campari America brands, Darden Restaurants, Jim Beam brands and Unilever. She also worked at Burson-Marsteller, where she led the global McDonald's account, including the brand’s Olympic sponsorship, as well as Kellogg's, Six Flags and Ticketmaster.
“I am excited to welcome Kathy Krenger to the Kraft Heinz team,” said CEO Miguel Patricio. “She’s an award-winning communicator and storyteller who brings a wealth of experience to the Kraft Heinz table. Kathy is a strategic thinker who is joining us with decades of expertise across a wide range of industries – including the CPG, retail and food and beverage space.”