ExxonMobil's Ken Cohen to retire after 38 years, Suzanne McCarron to replace him

Ken Cohen, VP of public and government affairs at energy giant ExxonMobil, is to retire on 1 January after more than 38 years at the company.

Ken Cohen: Joined ExxonMobil in 1977 as a lawyer

In a statement, ExxonMobil said it anticipated his replacement would be Suzanne McCarron, currently general manager, public and government affairs.

Cohen began work at ExxonMobil in 1977 as a lawyer and was asked to develop and run a combined public affairs group when Exxon acquired Mobil in 1999. Today, he leads a global staff of several hundred handling external comms, including media relations, government affairs and CSR.

He has consistently been featured among the Power List from PRWeek US.

Originally from Canada, McCarron joined Mobil Canada as public affairs manager in 1998. She held several management positions with increasing responsibilities in public and government affairs at Exxon Mobil Corporation headquarters, including manager of comms and corporate public affairs, before moving to her current position in 2008.

McCarron is also president of the group’s philanthropic arm ExxonMobil Foundation.

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