Head of Global Communications at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Emily Denney serves as the Head of Communications at West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., where she leads a team responsible for designing, implementing and managing the external and internal communication strategy for the company.
Prior to joining West in 2014, Emily served as the Head of External Affairs at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals. In this role, Emily was responsible for leading the External Affairs Team, which worked with national, state and local-based third party patient and professional groups to form alliances with AstraZeneca. The team also managed all US philanthropic contributions to third party groups, totaling more than $15 million annually.
Emily worked at AstraZeneca for 17 years in a number of roles within US and Global Corporate Affairs. During this time, she served as Leader of the Brand Corporate Affairs Team, providing strategic public relations and issues management counsel for the company's portfolio of brands. In addition, she worked as a Director in US Corporate Communications, where she led the US Business corporate reputation efforts, as well as the External Media Relations team. Emily also spent two years in AstraZeneca's London office, serving as a Corporate Media Relations Press Officer.
In May of 2012, Emily was recognized by the Healthcare Businesswoman's Association (HBA) as a 2012 "Rising Star." HBA Rising Stars are nominated by the association's corporate partners and represent various career stages and disciplines, and have demonstrated noteworthy achievements.
Emily serves on the Board of Directors at the Delaware Children's Museum, as the Vice President of Development. She also serves as the Director at Large for Corporate Relations on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association.
Emily has a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Communication, both from the University of Delaware. She lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her husband and three children, and volunteers her time at her children's schools and local girl scout troop. She is also an active alumni volunteer for the University of Delaware.