Audrey Abernathy, VP and Head, US Communications and External Affairs, joined ViiV Healthcare in 2018. Audrey leads a team responsible for US corporate communications and reputation, product communications, internal and digital communications and community support and grant making. Audrey is also a member of the GSK/ViiV US Country Executive Board and the GSK/ViiV US Issues Management team and she is the site lead the new GSK/ViiV Durham work site.
Audrey has proven experience leading highly effective teams, building and executing results-oriented communications plans that benefit the overall business strategy, and is a trusted strategic counselor experienced in brand PR, therapeutic area market development, reputation building, advocacy relations, crisis and issues management and social/community engagement.
Prior to joining ViiV Healthcare, Audrey cultivated more than 20 years of corporate and agency experience working across consumer brands and the healthcare industry, notably serving as the Executive Director, Public Affairs for Global Oncology at Bristol Myers Squibb, Director of Communications at Shire Pharmaceutical and Senior Manager, Global and US Vaccines at Pfizer.
Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington.