Jessica focuses on reputation management, including external communications and brand public relations, environmental sustainability and social responsibility, media, government and regulatory affairs, crisis management, cause-marketing and corporate philanthropy, and community relations. She also oversees the associate engagement and communications work for Kroger’s incredible team.
Jessica has 20 years of experience as a corporate affairs executive in the food industry. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of corporate affairs for Syngenta North America, a leading agriculture company. Jessica has also held several strategic leadership roles with other companies in the food value chain, including both Cargill and Monsanto. She was named to her current role in 2015.
She graduated from Dartmouth College and earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School. Jessica also earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania and an executive certificate in trade policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
She serves on the boards of the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. She is also on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Board.