3M announced today that Kristen Ludgate is appointed senior vice president, Corporate Communications and Enterprise Services, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Kristen will replace Kimberly Price, who has announced her intention to retire, effective March 1, 2018. "Kristen is a highly accomplished leader with a proven track record of success across multiple functions at 3M," said Inge Thulin, 3M chairman, president and chief executive officer. "Her deep knowledge and understanding of our company and strong professional reputation, make her ideal for this important role." Kristen joined 3M in 2008 as senior counsel, Legal Affairs. She is currently vice president of Global Human Resources Business Operations. In this role, she is responsible for global human resources strategy and operations for 3M's five Business Groups and staff functions. Kristen has also served as 3M's Chief Compliance Officer, following her role as chief employment counsel supporting 3M businesses. Previous to 3M she was a business lawyer in private practice and also held multiple positions in higher education. Kristen earned a bachelor's degree in government and legal studies from Bowdoin College, and a doctorate of law degree from the University of Minnesota. About 3MAt 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $30 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M's creative solutions to the world's problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.