NEW YORK—Christina Pretto has joined American International Group as vice president, corporate media relations. Pretto will oversee all aspects of AIG’s corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG’s media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG’s communications professionals around the world.
Pretto joins AIG from Citigroup, where she was managing director and global head of public affairs, serving as chief media spokesperson with responsibility for managing all of the company’s media relations at the parent company level. Previously, she was global head of corporate affairs for Citigroup’s corporate and investment banking division, responsible for media relations, internal communications, branding, advertising, digital media, community affairs, and external positioning.
Pretto joined Citigroup in 2001 as deputy director of public affairs. Prior to joining Citigroup, she was the director of communications for Standard & Poor’s, and before that worked as a journalist covering global debt capital markets and U.S. public finance.
American International Group is a world leader in insurance and financial services, with operations in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions. The company has been on the receiving end of sharp criticism for spending on executive perks since receiving government bailout money in the fall of last year.