Helaine Klasky | Influence 100

Helaine Klasky 

Activision Blizzard



Activision Blizzard named public affairs veteran Helaine Klasky as the gaming giant's new chief communications officer earlier this year. Klasky, who arrived from a previous role as CCO at SoundExchange, replaced Kristen Binns and reports to CEO Bobby Kotick. (Binns remained with Activision Blizzard as a senior advisor.) 

Prior to joining SoundExchange in 2019, Klasky served as chair of Burson-Marsteller’s US public affairs and crisis practice. Before that, she spent seven years with General Electric, where she established the company's global public affairs function and served as the CCO for GE Energy Management.

Activision Blizzard's hire of a new CCO comes after it named a new president/COO, bringing in Daniel Alegre from Google.