Kathy Krenger | Influence 100

Kathy Krenger  

Chief Communications Officer
Kraft Heinz 



Kathy Krenger, who prior to joining Kraft Heinz was senior VP of global communications at Hyatt Hotels for four years, replaced Michael Mullen in 2021 and reports directly to CEO Miguel Patricio.

Krenger brings to the role more than 25 years of corporate and agency experience. At Hyatt, she led corporate, internal, brand and field communications for the company and more than 1,000 hotels worldwide. During the pandemic the marketing budget was slashed to zero, meaning PR had to drive promotions and offers.

Before Hyatt, Krenger served as general manager at two Edelman specialty agencies: Edible, which focuses on food and beverage clients, and Krispr, which handled PR for Kellogg's before the account moved to Weber Shandwick in 2019.