BURBANK, CA — The Walt Disney Company has named Kristina Schake, a former Biden administration comms leader, head of global communications.

In the executive VP role, Schake is responsible for the company’s worldwide communications strategy and operations, while also serving as lead spokesperson.

She reports to Geoff Morrell, who joined Disney from BP in January in the newly created role of chief corporate affairs officer. Morrell, one of PRovoke Media’s Influence 100, succeeded comms head Zenia Mucha, who departed the storied company in December after nearly 20 years.

Schake has spent three decades working in government, media, business, entertainment, and technology.

Most recently, she led the Biden administration’s Covid-19 vaccine education campaign and was Instagram’s global communications director before that.

Schake previously was deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and served in the Obama administration as special assistant to the president and communications director to the first lady.