SAN DIEGO—Online gaming company Sony Online Entertainment has appointed Courtney Simmons director of corporate communications and public relations. Simmons will report to Torrie Dorrell, senior vice president for global sales and marketing and will lead a team responsible for SOE’s worldwide communications strategy, including the company’s product-driven public relations efforts and the management of all corporate communications activities. Simmons will also oversee and manage all public relations activities in support of the company’s strategy and brand.
Prior to accepting her new role, Simmons spent two years as a consultant to SOE, leading various consumer and product PR initiatives and worked closely with the company to arrange talent endorsements and media training in conjunction with SOE’s senior management team. While operating her own firm, she has represented brands including Fremont Street Experience in Downtown Las Vegas, Infinite Automotive, MayCo, Paramount Kings Dominion, and Palace Entertainment.
Before forming her own company, Simmons was head of PR and government affairs for the Legoland theme park and also spent several years as PR manager for Six Flags Magic Mountain.