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Josh Morton

Head of Corporate Communications, Nestlé U.S.; Center for Public Relations Board Member

Josh Morton is head of corporate communications for Nestlé in the U.S. where he leads communications strategies that enable the world’s largest food and beverage company, with more than $90 billion in sales, to win with consumers. Nestlé’s portfolio includes iconic brands like Nespresso, Nescafé, Coffee mate, Gerber, DiGiorno Pizza, Perrier and S. Pellegrino, as well as innovators like Chameleon Cold-Brew, Sweet Earth Foods and Freshly.

His responsibilities include overseeing media relations, internal communications, corporate digital content and storytelling, brand PR, executive communications, issues and crisis communications, and mergers and acquisitions communications. In addition to driving Nestlé’s business and innovation story, his team communicates the company’s initiatives to be a force for good around the world — from its work to improve the livelihoods of more than half a million farmers to its commitments to tackle climate change and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.   

Throughout his career, Morton has worked with some of the world’s most iconic brands to earn trust with stakeholders and build reputation. Before Nestlé, he was director of corporate communications at the Kellogg Company where he managed media relations, global issues and crisis communications, supply chain and labor relations communications.

He previously co-led the issues and crisis management service offering at Golin where he counseled Fortune 500 companies in the food, healthcare and chemical industries on complex situations in more than a dozen countries. He began his career at Weber Shandwick.

Morton is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.