US: PepsiCo appoints new communications senior vice president

By | 5 December 2007

PepsiCo has announced a change within its communications team.

The soft drinks giant confirmed today (5 December) that senior vice president of communications, Todd Mackenzie, is leaving the company "to pursue other interests". Mackenzie will be replaced by former General Motors Europe communications v-p, Julie Hamp. The switch is set to take effect from 19 December, a spokesperson for PepsiCo told just drinks today, with Mackenzie staying with PepsiCo until February.

While with General Motors, where she worked for 25 years, Hamp also served as general director of communications for General Motors Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, general director for GM North America Car Group, vice president, communications for Saturn Corporation and director of communications for both the Cadillac and Buick divisions.

"Julie brings to PepsiCo both a true global perspective and a long track record of outstanding performance. We are extremely proud she will lead our communications team and she will also have an important voice on our executive team," said PepsiCo's chairman and CEO, Nooyi.

Hamp will lead a worldwide communications team including PepsiCo Corporate, PepsiCo International, PepsiCo America Beverages and PepsiCo America Foods.

Sectors: Soft drinks, Water

Companies: PepsiCo

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