Elaine leads the development and execution of a broad-based, company-wide strategic sustainability initiative for Baxalta Incorporated, a global biopharmaceutical leader that develops, manufactures and commercializes therapies for orphan diseases and underserved conditions in hematology, immunology and oncology. Baxalta launched in 2015 following separation from Baxter International Inc., where Elaine spent nearly 10 years leading sustainability related communications including external reporting, media relations, internal communication and dialogue with socially responsible investors and stakeholders.
Prior to joining Baxter, Elaine held various public relations, marketing and communications positions at the Society of Critical Care Medicine, National University of Health Sciences and Public Communications Inc., a Chicago-based public relations firm where she worked with several Fortune 500 and non-profit clients. Elaine has a journalism and mass communication BA from Iowa State University and an MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management focused on international business.
Elaine lives outside of Los Angeles with her husband and two young children where she serves on the Board of Directors for the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.