Donna Lorenson is the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for Kenvue. In this role, Donna oversees Corporate Communications, Public Affairs, Government Affairs & Policy and Global Community Impact. She is charged with positioning the new company and building its reputation as an industry leader across all stakeholder groups by harnessing the power of our brands, purpose and values.
Donna has more than 20 years of strategic communications experience. She worked in Washington, D.C., for a decade, helping healthcare businesses navigate the U.S. regulatory and political environment. She is a nimble, agile thinker who excels in high-stress situations and collaborates successfully across complex matrixed environments.
Donna previously led Communications & Public Affairs for the Consumer Health business at Johnson & Johnson, serving on the Consumer Health Leadership Team as well as the Johnson & Johnson Global Corporate Affairs Leadership Team. In this role, Donna provided strategic communications support to one of the world’s largest portfolios of consumer health products with iconic and trusted brands including Tylenol®, Neutrogena®, Listerine®, Aveeno® and Johnson’s®. She operated on the front lines of all issues and was responsible for delivering compelling messages across global stakeholders. Donna continues to oversee a global team that spans four continents and executes programs to drive growth for this $15B business, while always protecting global corporate reputation.
She also previously served as Communications Leader for Johnson & Johnson Vision where she developed and implemented integrated strategic communications programs in support of Acuvue® Brand Contact Lenses. She was a key team member supporting the integration of the ophthalmic surgical business into Johnson & Johnson Vision and she helped establish a broader corporate identity for the company in the field of eye health.
Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Donna served as Leader for Alcon’s U.S. Communications, across their pharmaceutical, surgical, and vision care segments. Prior to Alcon, Donna held various leadership positions at Edelman in their Washington, D.C., and New York offices. She helped drive business for pharmaceutical companies and led communications on behalf of clients for FDA Advisory Committee hearings, medical congresses and drug launches. Before entering the field of public relations, Donna served in the U.S. Army as a Military Police Officer and was stationed in Ansbach, Germany.
Donna holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Idaho.