WASHINGTON — Atlantic Media’s Emily Lenzner has been named as the Motion Picture Association of America’s head of global communications and public affairs.

In her new role, Lenzner will oversee the MPAA’s US and international communications team, which represents the film and television industry. Lenzner, who will be based in Washington, will report to chairman & CEO Charles Rivkin and succeeds Matt Bennett, recently named American University’s CCO.

Lenzner joins MPAA as the nearly century-old organization evolves to a modern media model, with content distributed across multiple platforms. Earlier this year, Netflix joined MPAA member studios Disney, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros.

Most recently, Lenzner was the senior VP of global communications and external relations at Atlantic Media, where she led communications for all divisions of the media company, including The Atlantic, Quartz, National Journal Group, and Government Executive Media Group and its subsidiaries.

Before that, Lenzner was a managing director for public affairs at SKDKnickerbocker and the executive director of communications for ABC News in Washington.