Allyson Park is the Global Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Mars Wrigley Confectionery. She leads global internal and external communications, including government affairs and consumer care, and inspires consumers around the world to interact with some of the most beloved and delicious brands, from M&M’s® and SNICKERS® to ORBIT® and ALTIOIDS® to STARBURST® and SKITTLES®. Allyson also serves as President of the Mars Wrigley Foundation and is part of the global leadership team.
Prior to these roles, Allyson led Strategic Initiatives and Corporate Affairs for Mars Wrigley Confectionery while serving as the Vice President of the Wrigley Foundation, was global Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Sustainability and Health & Wellness for Mars Chocolate and also global Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Wrigley when they were separate business segments. Previously within Mars, she led strategic external and internal communications for the U.S. division of Mars Petcare, the world’s largest petcare company.
Prior to Mars Allyson was Vice President of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications at The Coca-Cola Company. In this role she led global public affairs initiatives and communications about the company’s image and reputation across more than two hundred countries. Over nearly a decade she also had four other roles at The Coca-Cola Company in corporate communications, shareholder affairs & stakeholder engagement, and internal communications. Allyson started her career as a consultant for nearly ten years managing various clients for Jackson Spalding Communications in Atlanta and Hunter Public Relations in New York City, for clients including Kraft Foods, 3M, Shell Oil, American Express and Orkin Pest Control.
Allyson participates in a variety of organizations including serving on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement Chicago, as a Daniel Burnham Fellow for Greater Leadership Chicago and as a member of TED Forum and PRSA Chicago. Some of her prior commitments include the American Pet Products Association Board of Directors, the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce P2020 Leadership Cabinet, Founding member of the Corporate Partnership Council for Save the Children U.S., National Board for Girl Talk, Georgia Public Relations Society Board, the Board of Junior League of Atlanta, the PR Advisory Council for the University of Florida College of Journalism & Communications and Girl Scouts where she was a troop leader for three years.
Allyson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations from the University of Florida, where she was inducted into Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary and in 2014 was named an Alumni of Distinction. She lives in Chicago with her husband, their two children and two dogs.