Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer that strives to sustainably transform the quality of life every day for 80 percent of the world with its products and services, has promoted Lauren Burt to lead all internal and external global communications as Head of Worldwide Communications, effective immediately.
Burt joined Kemin in 2016 as Worldwide Communications Manager. Since then, she has successfully implemented various strategic global communication functions to elevate the Kemin brand footprint across multiple disciplines, including corporate communications, public relations, digital and social media. Her work also includes managing global community engagement efforts, such as expanding Kemin’s relationship with the United Nations’ World Food Programme, the company’s largest global community partner.
Prior to joining Kemin, Burt was Manager of Corporate Communications at Meredith Corporation and Director of Media & Marketing for the Greater Des Moines Partnership. She also served in the Governor’s Office for the State of Iowa after graduating from Iowa State University with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
“When Lauren joined the company, she brought expertise in corporate communications and public relations – disciplines we had identified within Kemin that needed strategic focus and dedication,” said Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries.
In this newly created position, Burt will lead worldwide corporate communications for all global internal and external communications at Kemin. This includes developing strategies and tactics to promote the Kemin brand, both internally and externally, along with leadership and employee communications, global community engagement and outreach to various Kemin audiences on multiple platforms.
Haley Stomp, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Kemin Industries, said, “In her time at Kemin, Lauren has elevated the functionality and importance of corporate communications, and I’m excited to have her on the team as we advance the Kemin global vision to transform the quality of life.”