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Kelly McAndrew Joins Xylem As Vice President Of Global Public Affairs

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Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, today announced the appointment of Kelly McAndrew as Vice President of Global Public Affairs, effective immediately. She will report to Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer Angela Buonocore and will oversee global external communications efforts in support of the company's corporate strategy, financial performance and key corporate issues. She is based at the company's global headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.

“Kelly is a seasoned corporate communications executive with a proven track record of developing and executing successful strategic communications plans,” said Buonocore. “We look forward to Kelly's leadership in continuing to build the Xylem brand and sharing the company's results and progress with key external constituencies.”

McAndrew most recently served as Vice President, Corporate Communications at Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company, where she led the development of corporate communications strategies, oversaw media relations activities for the company's local media properties and directed the company's charitable activities.

Prior to her role at Cablevision, McAndrew served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at Viacom Inc., a global entertainment company, where she led the development and execution of communications strategies related to the company's corporate, financial and regulatory activities. From 2000 to 2007, McAndrew oversaw global public and media relations activities for The Pepsi Bottling Group. Prior to that role, she held both external communications and public affairs roles for Texaco Inc., where she worked for nearly a decade. She began her career at Hilary Kaye & Associates, a marketing communications firm in Southern California.

McAndrew received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Arts degree in communications management from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication.

 

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