LOS ANGELES—Courtney Simmons has joined Disney Interactive Media Group as vice president of communications. Simmons will be based in North Hollywood, Cal., and will manage all communications for Disney Interactive Media Group, which is responsible for the creation and delivery of Disney branded interactive entertainment content across multiple online, mobile and video game platforms.
She will report to DIMG president Steve Wadsworth and Zenia Mucha, executive vice president, corporate communications, The Walt Disney Company. She will oversee corporate communications, media relations and publicity activities for all DIMG business groups including Disney Interactive Studios, Disney Online, Disney Mobile Japan and Disney Technology Shared Services.
Prior to joining Disney, Simmons served as the executive director, corporate communications and public relations for Sony Online Entertainment, the interactive entertainment company responsible for massively multiplayer games including EverQuest. While there she also handled strategy and execution of all corporate communication programs for the executive team as well as product publicity.
Before SOE she ran government affairs and media relations for Lego at the Legoland California theme park in Carlsbad, Cal.