Holmes Report 20 Apr 2014 // 9:28PM GMT
LOS ANGELES—Former White House press secretary Dee Dee Myers has been named executive vice president, worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros.
Sue Fleishman, who has served as in the same role since 2005, will be leaving the company, and Jim Noonan, currently senior vice president, worldwide strategic promotions and communications, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, will serve as interim head of corporate communications and public affairs until Myers takes up her new role later in the year.
Myers is currently a managing director at The Glover Park Group, where she counsels corporate and non-profit clients on strategic communications, reputation management and integrated marketing. She is also a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, where she helps shape the magazine’s coverage of politics.
Myers served as White House Press Secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term, the first woman to hold that job. She was the president’s chief spokesman, managing day-to-day interactions with the media and providing strategic communications counsel to the president and his administration.
Before joining the Clinton Administration, Myers worked on numerous political campaigns. She was national press secretary for the Clinton for President campaign and also worked on the presidential campaigns of Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale; the California gubernatorial campaigns of Dianne Feinstein and Tom Bradley; and a number of local campaigns.
She was an original consultant for the highly-acclaimed NBC drama, The West Wing. Throughout the show’s run, Myers worked with the writers, directors, producers, cast and crew to shape stories, create the “look and feel” of the production and contribute to it overall sense of verisimilitude. Myers was recognized by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for her contributions.