PURCHASE, NY: Jon Banner, ABC senior executive producer for more than 22 years, has joined PepsiCo's communications team as SVP of global strategy and planning.
Banner, who has worked at ABC since 2009 and garnered 15 Emmy Awards, will work with PepsiCo on keeping its communications in sync globally. He will also support the food and beverage giant's key business efforts.
The ABC News veteran is joining PepsiCo following a year of turnover in the company's communications department. Joe Jacuzzi, VP of product and brand communications for PepsiCo Americas Beverages, left in February, and Tim Cost, EVP of global corporate affairs, departed at the beginning of the year. Julie Hamp, SVP of consumer relations and CCO, also resigned her role at the end of January, followed by PepsiCo's senior global director of digital and social media, Bonin Bough, who left in February.
In April, PepsiCo named Brunswick Group managing partner Jim Wilkinson EVP of communications for the company.