Bayer CropScience hires new vice president for communications

Bayer has a North American vice president and head of communications for the CropScience division and his name is Darren Wallis. | File photo
Bayer has named Darren Wallis its North American vice president and head of communications for the CropScience division.

“We are excited to have Darren join the team at Bayer,” Ray Kerins, senior vice president and head of communications, government affairs and policy for Bayer U.S., said. “His professional experience in communications and deep roots in agriculture will bring important perspective to the team and help Bayer reach important stakeholders to continue telling the valuable contributions of innovation in agriculture in meeting global demands.”

He added that Wallis, a native of rural Southeast Missouri where he grew up on a diversified grain and beef production farm, will be responsible for all internal and external corporate communications activities including corporate reputation, media relations, corporate social responsibility, employee communications, digital communications and issues management.

Wallis has more than 20 years of experience in strategic communications, including his most recent communications role at Monsanto Co. His previous work experience was serving clients in a variety of industries at two large international public relations firms.

Wallis holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Missouri and has completed the first year of a masters degree in international business at Saint Louis University. He is married with three children and enjoys running and the outdoors in his free time.

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