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Mary-Osako

Mary Osako 

Senior Vice President, Global Communications
Activision Blizzard

Mary Osako is Senior Vice President of Global Communications at Activision Blizzard -- the gaming company that is home to blockbuster franchises Call of Duty, Candy Crush, and World of Warcraft. Reporting to CEO Bobby Kotick, Osako oversees global communications for the company, ranging from corporate positioning to executive and financial communications.
 
Prior to this, Osako led corporate communications at Amazon where she spearheaded initiatives encompassing corporate reputation management, executive communications and the launch of Amazon's drone delivery strategy. 
 
Osako has also served as chief communications officer at the Q&A search engine Ask.com where she led all aspects of communications including social media, product, consumer and corporate public relations. She also held as stint as VP of international and global public policy PR at Yahoo. 
 
Earlier in her career, Osako held PR roles Sprint, where she helped launch the company's entry into mobile web services and at Novak Communications, a boutique PR agency where her clients included the Walt Disney Company and the Los Angeles Music Center.