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Ingersoll Rand plc (NYSE:IR) is pleased to announce that Susana Duarte de Suarez will serve as vice president of communications and corporate affairs for Allegion plc, the new $2 billion standalone global security company to be created upon its separation from Ingersoll Rand later this year.
In this role, Duarte de Suarez will lead the strategy for all internal and external communications, including media relations, brand management, community and government relations, employee communications, company reputation management and web communications. She will also partner closely with Allegion’s investor relations team.
“Susana’s strong background in communications and expertise in corporate and public affairs will help her drive engagement with Allegion’s stakeholders, including employees, customers and other key audiences,” said Ray Lewis, senior vice president of Human Resources and Communications for the future Allegion. “She is a highly respected leader with deep experience working with global organizations and will serve as a strategic business partner to executive leaders across Allegion.”
Duarte de Suarez joins Allegion from her privately owned multi-cultural and bilingual marketing firm, Media Moon Communications. She also serves as a councilwoman for the town of Zionsville, Ind.
She previously served in executive communications positions with Fortune 500 companies including Holcim, CEMEX and Anheuser-Busch. Her public sector career included serving as chief compliance officer with the Peace Corps and assistant director of regional operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Duarte de Suarez began her career in politics where she held leadership positions in various organizations, including executive director for the Hispanic International Trade Council, deputy to the director for Political Coalitions for the Republican National Committee and constituent aid to Sen. Betty D. Montgomery of the Ohio state Senate.
Duarte de Suarez holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Ohio State University. She will be based in Carmel, Ind.