SUNNYVALE, CA—Yahoo!, the global Internet company, has named Jill Nash senior vice president and chief communications officer. Nash will direct Yahoo!’s global communication efforts, overseeing functions including media relations, policy communications, internal communications, product promotion, and corporate reputation management. She will also serve as the top advisor to the executive team and guide a world-class communications team.
Nash will be based in Sunnyvale, California and will report to Yahoo!’s chairman and chief executive officer, Terry Semel.
“Jill has had extensive experience and considerable success shaping the communications efforts for large, blue chip brands,” says Semel. “Her proven track record developing strategic and holistic communications programs for both external and internal audiences makes her a valuable addition as Yahoo! enters its next phase of growth.”
Previously, Nash was vice president, global communications for Gap, where she led all aspects of communications including public relations, issues management, public affairs, business communications, employee communications and global recognition. Nash’s communications efforts were focused on reputation management, cultural transformation and strategic change at both the corporate and brand levels. Nash was also a member of the Gap Inc. Foundation Board of Directors.
Prior to Gap, Nash served as senior vice president of corporate communications at Charles Schwab Corporation, worked in marketing and communications at KPMG and earlier headed corporate communications for the Transamerica Life Companies.