J&J refocuses Amy Jo Meyer's role as part of comms reorganization

She stepped into a new position focused on financial and M&A comms at the end of last month.

Amy Jo Meyer
Amy Jo Meyer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: Johnson & Johnson director of corporate media relations Amy Jo Meyer has begun heading up financial and merger and acquisition comms as part of a reorganization of the company’s communications function.

Meyer stepped into the newly created role at the end of November, reporting to Danielle Devine, J&J’s global leader of enterprise strategy and communications.

"The new role is partially what I was doing before [as director of corporate media relations], but it is sort of a narrowing of the focus to look at financial audiences, like our shareholders, investors, analysts, as well as financial media," Meyer said. "I will also be focused on things related to corporate topics or issues and significant mergers and acquisitions."

She added that some of the responsibilities under her former position will be incorporated into a different role in the media relations team. The company has not yet determined who will take those on.

"This change is a part of the transformation happening on our comms team," Meyer said. "We aren’t ready to talk about the whole big picture, but you will see small changes like this happening over the course of the next couple of months."

Meyer has worked at J&J since April 2014, according to her LinkedIn profile. Before that, she was in various roles for six years at St. Jude Medical, most recently serving as PR director.

In April, J&J CCO Maggie FitzPatrick said the company is planning to redesign its global operating model for its communications function to help it keep up with the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace.

FitzPatrick said at the time that J&J is making investments in digital and social, along with insights and analytics, as part of the reorganization. She added that she wants to bring the company’s 150 agency partners in line with its vision and have the right capabilities to complement its resources internally. FitzPatrick confirmed the company is evaluating its agency relationships.

FitzPatrick departed her role as Cigna’s CCO to join J&J in September 2013. The company centralized its global communications structure under FitzPatrick earlier this year.

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