Mary Lynn Carver

Public Affairs

Mary Lynn Carver joined Kite in 2021 as Global Head of Public Affairs.

In her most recent role, Mary Lynn served as the Global Chief Communications Officer for consumer food company General Mills. At General Mills, she helped modernize their corporate brand focused on social good and purpose, led financial and M&A communications, issues management, and product communications for over 100 brands. Before General Mills, Mary Lynn held roles of increasing responsibility at AstraZeneca, including leading global CEO and employee communications in London and heading the company’s global oncology public affairs function. Additionally, Mary Lynn has extensive academic research hospital experience having served as the Chief Communications Officer for the multi-hospital University of Maryland Medical System and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Mary Lynn received her bachelor’s degree in communications and sociology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. In the community, she serves as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Twin Cities Public Television, one of the largest PBS stations in the United States. Mary Lynn is a frequent university guest lecturer in communications, public affairs, and crisis management and is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society.