Geoff Morrell Leaving The Walt Disney Company After Less Than Four Months as Chief Communications Officer

Geoff Morrell is exiting The Walt Disney Company, less than four months after taking over as chief communications officer, Variety reports. Morrell took the role on January 24, 2022.

According to Disney, Morrell is “leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.” There have been several public relations issues in the past few months, mainly regarding Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s delayed response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Morrell is also infamous for accidentally leaking the opening date for Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind.

Kristina Schake will take over as Executive VP of Global Communications, while General Counsel Horacio Gutierrez will take over Government Relations and Global Public Policy.

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