Gerard K. Meuchner was appointed Director, Communications & Public Affairs, on January 1, 2006, with worldwide responsibility for internal and external communications, government affairs and executive speechwriting. Prior to this position, he was Kodak’s Director of Corporate Media Relations, and was responsible for media relations policies and counseling senior management on news media issues. In October 2006, the Board of Directors elected him a corporate vice president. Gerard joined Kodak in June 2000 from Bloomberg News, where he was one of the founding members of the financial news service. During his 10 years at Bloomberg, he instituted coverage of the U.S. government securities market and ran the company’s bureau in Boston from 1995 until 2000. He briefly led the news organization’s training efforts before joining Kodak. Prior to Bloomberg, Gerard worked as a reporter for Thomson Financial Networks, covering the U.S. bond markets, and before that as a reporter and editor for the newsletter division of Institutional Investor magazine, where he covered the bond markets and commercial banking. He also has worked as a reporter for the Troy (N.Y.) Record. Gerard belongs to The Seminar, the leading professional society of Chief Communications Officers of Fortune 500 companies, and serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Rochester. A native of Brooklyn, Gerard graduated from St. Bonaventure University in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication. He resides in Pittsford, N.Y., with his wife and two children.