Jane Dukes is Associate Director, MarCom and Stakeholder Engagement for the Merck Animal Health Value Chain & Consumer Affairs team. In this role, she leads the communication strategy to help connect food chain stakeholders and cultivate strategic partnerships to increase understanding and trust in food and modern animal agriculture. Driving transparency in the food value chain through data and insights is a key priority along with promoting continuous improvement in animal protein production. Jane is an accomplished strategic communications and crisis management professional. A veteran of McDonald’s, her career has focused on promoting and protecting consumer brands.