Bayer U.S. has appointed Albert J. Mitchell and Michael Parrish to two of the company’s corporate affairs leadership positions. Both moves are effective immediately. Mitchell was appointed to the newly created position of vice president of corporate engagement in the U.S. and will be based in St. Louis, while Parrish was named as the new vice president of government relations and will be based in Washington, D.C.
In his new role, Mitchell will be responsible for leading Bayer’s community engagement, including country-wide corporate employee volunteer programs such as the company’s award-winning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education program. Mitchell will also oversee Bayer’s engagement with NGOs and public/private organizations and the company’s community service day. Additionally, he will serve as president of the Monsanto Fund and will manage the Bayer Foundation.
Parrish will serve as the chief legislative and public policy official for Bayer in the U.S., leading engagement with the legislative and executive branches of U.S. federal, state and local governments. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic direction of the government relations functions of Bayer in the U.S.. Both Mitchell and Parrish transition into these roles from top leadership positions within Monsanto. They will report to Raymond F. Kerins, Jr., senior vice president of corporate affairs of Bayer, and will serve on the U.S. communications, government relations, and policy leadership team.