I’m very pleased to welcome the latest addition to the IPR Trustee Class of 2014. Adele Ambrose, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer, Merck, becomes our 44th Trustee.
At Merck, Adele leads the Global Communications organization, responsible for the company’s internal and external communications with key audiences including the news media, employees, the financial community, other specialized stakeholders and the general public. Prior to joining Merck in 2007, Adele was a corporate officer and executive vice president, public relations and investor communications, for AT&T Wireless, a newly public company with 21 million customers. Before that, she was vice president of public relations and corporate media relations at AT&T. She served as the company’s chief spokesperson for nearly 10 years, handling high-profile corporate restructurings, CEO transitions, business divestitures and acquisitions.