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.
Kristina Schake, who has led the Biden administration’s Covid vaccination education efforts and previously served as communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama and later in a top role in Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, is joining The Walt Disney Co. as its lead spokesperson. Schake will report to Geoff Morrell, the company’s chief corporate affairs officer.