Kelly Semrau oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs and overall corporate social responsibility on a global and local level for SC Johnson. She also is responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the board of trustees as the vice chairman and president of the SC Johnson Fund Inc. Semrau oversees all global public affairs initiatives for the company and its brands, including media relations, crisis communication and sustainability communication. She also leads development and establishment of worldwide government relations policy, strategy and U.S. implementation, plus oversees the company’s community relations and philanthropic contributions. She plays a lead role in issues management for SC Johnson, as well as directs the company’s archives, annual report and global website. Semrau also leads SC Johnson’s global employee communications, including business and human resources and benefits communications, employee events, a closed-circuit broadcast system, a robust intranet and award-winning employee publications, such as a global magazine and monthly newspaper. Prior to joining SC Johnson in 2000, Semrau owned her own company, managing communication needs for high-profile clients in consumer products, transportation and other industries. Previously, she served as executive vice president at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide. Semrau also served as director of public affairs and press secretary to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during President George H. Bush’s administration, as well as director of public affairs and press secretary to the U.S. Trade Representative during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She also was press secretary to Congressman Joe McDade of Pennsylvania. Semrau is chairman of the Alliance for Consumer Education and is past chairman of the board of directors and executive committee of the Consumer Specialty Products Association. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bradley University.