The company also details severance payments due Geoff Morrell, who was fired as head of corporate affairs in April 2022.
After less than four months, there is another changing of the communications guard at the Walt Disney Co. Battered by the ongoing battle with Florida Gov. and 2024 POTUS hopeful Ron De Santis as well as internal dissent, Geoff Morrell is out as chief corporate affairs officer at the House of Mouse. Splitting up Morrell’s role, Biden administration insider Kristina Schake will handled Disney communications efforts, while General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez will take over government relations and global public policy.
Disney has hired Geoff Morrell, the EVP of communications and advocacy at oil and energy giant BP, to take over the duties of Zenia Mucha, Disney’s longtime senior EVP and chief communications officer, who is retiring at year’s end.