Merck & Co., Inc. Announces Cristal N. Downing as Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer
Merck & Co., Inc., announced the appointment of Cristal N. Downing as their first chief communications and public affairs officer, effective August 16, 2021. She will become a member of Merck’s Executive Team and will lead the development, advancement, and execution of the company’s communications and public affairs strategy.
Merck & Co., Inc., d.b.a. Merck Sharp & Dohme outside the United States and Canada, is an American multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Kenilworth, New Jersey. It is named after the Merck family, which set up Merck Group in Germany in 1668. Merck & Co. was established as an American affiliate in 1891.