Chairman Jim Perdue has announced that Andrea Staub has joined Perdue Farms as senior vice president of corporate communications.

“Andrea is a highly respected communications professional with an outstanding track record of developing and executing communications programs and strategies for global and national companies,” said Perdue. “We are delighted to welcome her to the Perdue team and look forward to her contributions to drive meaningful communications strategies and platforms to support our business goals and objectives.”

Staub will be responsible for developing and leading the internal and external strategic communication activities for the company. She will provide communications counsel and serve as a company spokesperson to the media. She will oversee community relations’ activities and promote, protect and enhance the reputation of the PERDUE® brand.

Staub is a 25-year corporate communications professional who comes to Perdue with experience in a broad array of industries. Prior to joining Perdue, she was vice president of global corporate communications at NBTY Inc., a global manufacturer, marketer, distributor and retailer of vitamins, and sports and active nutrition products. Staub also served as director of corporate communications for Capital One Financial Corp. and Symbol Technologies, director of media Relations for natural gas company KeySpan Corp., and was owner of Blake Hunter Communications, an independent public relations consulting firm.

Staub holds a bachelor of arts’ degree in communication from New York Institute of Technology.