BD Becton DickinsonBD (NYSE:BDX) announced today that it appointed Francesca DeMartino as its senior vice president of investor relations.

In the role, DeMartino will lead all aspects of communicating the progress of the company’s BD2025 strategy to investors and the financial community regarding the company’s initiatives for driving shareholder value.

DeMartino assumes the role, effective Nov. 29, according to a news release. She has more than 20 years in investor relations, communications and corporate finance, having most recently served as VP of investor relations at Medtronic. She also served as VP for Corporate Communications & VP of Global Communications for Medtronic’s Diabetes Group.

Other roles before Medtronic included stints at Johnson & Johnson, OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Macrocure, GCI Group and The Ruth Group, having started her career as a financial analyst in the Health Care Investment Banking Group at Deutcsche Bank.

Franklin Lakes, N.J.-based BD said DeMartino will report to the company’s EVP & CFO, Chris DelOrefice. She takes over for Kristen Stewart, who has been named SVP of Enterprise Strategy & Insights for BD.

“Francesca is an accomplished leader with a long track record of success in investor relations, including extensive experience in the medical technology industry,” DelOrefice said in the release. “She will lead BD’s efforts to highlight key milestones as we deliver on our strategy to drive growth through innovation.”