Kraft Heinz Co. announced that Kathy Krenger is joining the company as its new chief communications officer, effective July 21. Krenger, currently senior vice president of global communications at Hyatt Hotels Corp., will succeed corporate communications head Michael Mullen who will retire on Aug. 15.
Krenger brings more than 25 years of corporate and agency experience to her new role at Kraft Heinz. At Hyatt, she led corporate, internal, brand and field communications for more than 1,000 hotels worldwide.
During her years at Edelman, she supported clients across travel and tourism, consumer packaged goods and retail, with a concentration in food and beverage. While there, she created two crisis communications marketing agencies to provide global clients including Kellogg's, Nestlé, the Florida Department of Citrus, Campari America brands, Darden Restaurants, Jim Beam brands and Unilever with deeper expertise in the food and beverage industry.
At Burson-Marsteller, she led the global McDonald's Corp. account, including the brand’s Olympic sponsorship, as well as Kellogg's, Six Flags and Ticketmaster.
Krenger will report to Kraft Heinz chief executive Miguel Patricio.