Rene Ward has joined Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) as associate director, public relations and internal communications. Ward recently held the position of senior communications specialist with Bayer HealthCare Animal Health in Shawnee, Kan.
“We are excited to welcome Rene to our team,” says, Dr. Albrecht Kissel, president and CEO of BIVI. “Not only does she have a proven track record in media relations and marketing and corporate communications, Rene also has in-depth knowledge of the opportunities and challenges specific to the animal health industry.”
Ward earned a bachelor of science degree in journalism, with a strategic communications emphasis, from the University of Kansas. She also has worked in communications positions at Advanstar Communications in Lenexa, Kan.; the Kansas City Area Development Council in Kansas City, Mo. In her new role at BIVI she is responsible for media outreach, community relations, and external and employee communications.