Additional Senior Leadership Team Members

Elizabeth Kuronen

Elizabeth Kuronen

Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Branding, Public Affairs and Philanthropy, and Chair, PPD Foundation

Elizabeth Kuronen joined PPD in 2009, bringing a wealth of expertise in the areas of public relations, corporate communications, branding, broadcast and film production, marketing and advertising. At PPD, she manages an experienced team of communications and public affairs professionals responsible for global communications and outreach to the company’s key audiences. These stakeholders include employees, clients, media, government agencies and community groups.

In addition, Kuronen serves as the chair of the board of directors for The PPD Corporate Foundation, a separate legal entity from PPD. The foundation was established in 2019 with the mission of improving the health and well-being of those in need in the U.S.

Prior to PPD, Kuronen led corporate communications and public relations for GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. Kuronen previously served as a director in the marketing and communications organization at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she led the in-house design and production agency called BMS Studio & Films.

Kuronen’s experience in television broadcast, film production and marketing includes work for such companies as NBC, CBS, QVC and De Laurentiis Entertainment. As an executive producer or organization leader, she and her teams have earned 22 Telly Awards, nine Aurora Awards, a Ragan Employee Communications Award, three Web Health Awards and three Digital Health Awards.

Kuronen currently sits on the advisory board for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington’s Cameron School of Business Marketing and Communications Department, as well as the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications/public relations from Campbell University.