I might be tempted to make a snarky comment about this relationship “priming the pump” for Merck’s cholesterol management franchises (in later life), by helping to increase consumption of KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell products. . . but I won’t. It is just a touch ironic, though, right?
Even so, it is good to see Merck execs getting recognition, in other fields. Per the Seattle Times’ account here:
. . . .Fast food chain operator Yum! Brands Inc. said Friday that pharmaceutical executive Mirian M. Graddick-Weir was appointed to its board of directors. . . .
Graddick-Weir, 56, will take her seat on the board at the company’s next board meeting on January 26, 2012. She is executive vice president of human resources at Merck & Co., based in Whitehouse Station, N.J. . . .
Kudos to her!