Leadership Team


Renee Connolly
Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility

Renee Connolly is Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility.

Connolly was Vice President and Head of Communications and Corporate Responsibility for Merck, where she oversaw the Merck brand strategy, internal and external communications and the division's Corporate Responsibility and employee engagement initiatives. She also oversaw tradeshows and special events management for the division.

Prior to joining Merck, Connolly served as Vice President of U.S. Communications at Merck Serono, Merck's pharmaceutical division, where she was responsible for all external and internal communications, including public relations and community affairs. Previously, Connolly was General Manager for the Euro-RSCG public relations firm where she led the Life Sciences practice.

She currently serves as the Chairperson of the Mass BioEd Foundation Board and is on the Board of the Massachusetts Conference for Women. Connolly is involved in numerous charitable causes, including the American Cancer Society, Hope Lodge and the American Diabetes Association.

Connolly received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ithaca College in New York.