Kathryn Beiser
Kathryn Beiser

Kaiser Permanente chief communications officer Kathryn Beiser is headed to Eli Lilly and Company, where she will take the position of VP, global communications, effective April 6.

Before coming to Kaiser Permanente in 2018, Beiser was a senior advisor at APCO Worldwide. She has also served as global chair, corporate practice at Edelman and executive vice president, corporate communications at Hilton Worldwide.

A former trustee of the Arthur W. Page Society, Besier has worked for firms including Golin, Hill & Knowlton and Burson-Marsteller, working with clients in healthcare and other highly regulated industry sectors.

In her new role, Beiser will oversee all aspects of Lilly’s corporate communications strategy, including internal and external corporate communications, media relations, crisis management, executive communications, digital and social media, and corporate brand and reputation management.

"Kathy is a PR pro who has a proven track record of building high-performing teams and leading them to deliver strong results,” said Lilly senior VP of corporate affairs Leigh Ann Pusey. “She has a clear vision for how Lilly can expand and enhance our activities to communicate more effectively and creatively as a global healthcare company.”