NEW YORK — Rebecca Lowell Edwards has been named Merck spinoff Organon & Co.’s chief communications officer, succeeding Wendy Lund, who vacated the role in September for a senior leadership role at WPP.

Edwards, who most recently led comms and marketing for the ACLU, will oversee all aspects of communications for Organon, a healthcare company specializing in women’s health. Her remit includes corporate, employee (who Organon calls founders), leadership and product comms, as well as brand, digital and ESG communications.

“I’m thrilled to become a founder at Organon. I joined a communications team that successfully launched this start-up and now we will work together to expand the awareness and understanding of our commitment to meeting the unmet needs in women’s health,” Edwards said. “Given our purpose, this is a chance to set a pioneering course for communications and serve myself and my global sisterhood.”

Edwards spent the last three years with the ACLU, serving most recently as chief communications & marketing officer. Before that, Edwards served as Schneider Electric’s first global comms leader and the International Olympic Committee’s director of strategic communications and public affairs.

Lund, meantime, left Organon early last fall after less than two years in the role to return to agency life as WPP’s chief client officer for health and wellness. She had joined Organon in November 2020 after leading WPP-owned GCI Health as CEO for a decade.