Valerie Corr Hanserd
Valerie Corr Hanserd

Valerie Corr Hanserd has joined Medtronic, the $30B medical devices giant, after a 17-year run at bp America.

She has the VP-communications, global operations & supply chain position, which is responsible for more than 40,000 Medtronic workers.

Hanserd reports directly to Greg Smith, executive VP, global operations & supply chain; and functionally to Torod Neptune, senior VP, chief communications officer & corporate marketing.

She exited bp America in July as senior government affairs manager, customers & products.

Hanserd played a key role in bp America’s handling of its 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

She was bp America’s external/government affairs liaison to the Deepwater Horizon Response Unified Area Command, cultivating relations with the media and officials from the Environmental Protection Agency and Depts. of Defense and Homeland Security.

Prior to bp America, Hanserd did PR and advance work for the Obama for Senate campaign and worked as senior account executive at Jasculca/Terman and Assocs. in Chicago.