corporate vice president, Communications and Public Affairs
Jeff Noel was appointed corporate vice president, Communications and Public Affairs, in 2004. Jeff is responsible for the company’s global external and internal communications, government relations, corporate affairs, and business travel departments. He also serves as the president of Whirlpool Foundation.
He has managed delicate issues for the company, including false accusations of a cancer cluster, environmental issues involving Erin Brockovich, the Grenfell Tower tragedy and conducted interviews on all three nightly news outlets, BBC, CBS Sunday Morning among many others.
Prior to joining Whirlpool, Jeff served for 11 years as president of Cornerstone Alliance, a Benton Harbor-based economic development group. He also served as commissioner of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Department, director of government affairs for Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, and executive assistant to U.S. Senator Wendell Ford of Kentucky. Noel also was an owner/developer of more than 700,000 sq. ft. of commercial real estate.
In summary, Jeff feels that all of his work and life experiences have been enriched by the amazing people he worked with, each and everyone of whom have inspired, educated, motivated or moved him in a multitude of ways to make him a better person and professional.
Jeff holds a master’s of business administration in finance from Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of Kentucky.