DEERFIELD, IL: Baxter International has reached inside to replace
Matt Gonring, who late last year left his post as VP of corporate
Sally Benjamin Young becomes the new VP of communications for Baxter
Healthcare Corporation, Baxter's principal domestic operating
Young has been with Baxter for about a year, serving as VP of global
communications for Baxter's renal business.
Like Gonring, Young will report to Baxter's SVP of human resources.
While Gonring cited reporting structure as one reason for his departure,
Young said that she isn't concerned about not reporting directly to
"Access is just not an issue" because the company is committed to a
major role for communications, Young said.
Baxter has no agency of record, but has used Matha/MacDonald, Ogilvy
Interactive, and Burson-Marsteller for various projects.