NEW YORK — Colleen Schwartz has been promoted to Dow Jones senior VP of communications, taking the function's lead following the departures of predecessor Andrew Robinson and global CCO Natalie Cerny.

Cerny's departure leaves the CCO role at Dow Jones vacant, and comes after she joined the company as chief communications officer in January 2019. Before that, she spent six years at REA Group as corporate affairs and communications head.

Robinson, meanwhile, left his position as senior VP in September, when he joined Clover Health as the health insurance company's VP of communications. He spent a total of five years with Dow Jones, holding senior communications roles in the UK before being named senior VP of communications in New York in 2017. 

Cerny and Robinson both left Dow Jones following the resignation of CEO Will Lewis in April. 

In her elevated role, Schwartz is charged with creating and implementing global messaging strategies and protocols for The Wall Street Journal and parent company Dow Jones, including crisis communications and overall reputation management.

Schwartz has worked in Dow Jones' communications function for nearly eight years, most recently serving as VP of communications.

Dow Jones had not responded to request for comment as this story went live.