3M has appointed Kristen Ludgate, VP-global human resources business operations, to the top PR post effective Jan. 1, taking over for Kimberly Price who is retiring March 1.
Ludgate, who will assume the senior VP-corporate communications and enterprises services title, joined the $32B diversified products giant in 2008 as senior counsel legal affairs.
She also served as chief compliance officer following her role as chief employment counsel. Prior to 3M, she was a business lawyer in private practice at Faegre & Benson (labor law) and Hamline University (general counsel).
Inge Thulin, 3M chief, hailed Ludgate as “an accomplished leader with a proven track record of success across multiple functions at 3M.”