Nestle USA Welcomes Hannah Coan as New Vice President of Corporate & Brand Affairs

Jul 18, 2012, 18:14 ET from Nestle USA

GLENDALE, Calif., July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestle USA announced today the retirement of Laurie MacDonald, Vice President, Corporate & Brand Affairs. Ms. MacDonald joined Nestle in 1985 working in the Nutritional Products Division before joining Corporate & Brand Affairs.


Hannah Coan has been named Vice President, Corporate & Brand Affairs, Nestle USA. Ms. Coan was most recently Senior Vice President of Waggener Edstrom Public Relations, where she led communications for Microsoft's Office Division. Prior to this, Ms. Coan was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of Publicis Consultants PR in Seattle, Wash. She was the team leader for numerous Nestle public relations programs, working with integrated teams on many Nestle brands in the United States including LEAN CUISINE®, STOUFFER'S®, Buitoni®, MIGHTY DOG®, FANCY FEAST®, WONKA®, GERBER® and NESPRESSO®. Ms. Coan will be responsible for Nestle USA's internal and external communications, public affairs, and the Culinary Center based in Glendale, Calif.

Scott Remy, Chief Communications Officer of Nestle USA, said, "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."

Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for fifteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day.  From nutritious meals with Lean Cuisine® to baking traditions with Nestle® Toll House®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Well-known Nestle USA brands include: Nestle® Toll House®, Nestle® Nesquik®, Nestle® Coffee-mate®, Stouffer's®, Lean Cuisine®, HOT POCKETS® and LEAN POCKETS® brand sandwiches, Nescafe®, NESTLE® Juicy Juice®, Buitoni®, DREYER'S/EDY'S®, Nestle® Crunch®, Nestle® Butterfinger®, Wonka®, DIGIORNO®, TOMBSTONE® and CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN® frozen pizza. Nestle USA, with 2011 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland -- the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness -- with 2011 sales of $94 billion. For product news and information, visit or