Herbalife Ltd. is expanding its corporate affairs team with three executive appointments, the nutrition company announced Tuesday.
The Los Angeles-based brand welcomed a new Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations, Ric Hobby; Senior Vice President for Global Corporate Communications, Megan Jordan; and Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Randall Popelka.
The new appointments bolster the department’s regulatory expertise as Herbalife faces ongoing scrutiny from the public and regulators following accusations of fraud by hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman. Hobby formerly served as Herbalife Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory, Government and Industry Affairs. Popelka hails from Washington, D.C., where he worked with global leaders in the administration of President George W. Bush and later in the private sector.
“Herbalife is one of the world’s leading nutrition companies and has created important economic opportunities for people around the globe,” said Jordan, who most recently headed up communications for prominent utilities provider Southern California Edison. “I’m eager to join such a dynamic and passionate community and share how Herbalife is impacting the lives of millions of people.”
The restructuring also adds new responsibilities for Herbalife’s Vice President of Global Corporate Communications, Julian Cacchioli, who will now coordinate the brand’s public policy strategy and corporate social responsibility program. Another department veteran, Elaine Pacheco, has taken on the role of Strategic Project Manager in the office of EVP for Global Corporate Affairs.