Disney has just hired a former Hillary Clinton staffer and leader of President Biden’s COVID vaccine education campaign to serve as the company’s chief spokeswoman.
In a press release sent out on April 5, Disney announced that Kristina Schake would be taking the position of executive vice president for global communications, directly reporting to the company’s chief corporate affairs officer, Geoff Morrell.
“I could not be more pleased to welcome Kristina to Disney and to have her leading communications for the company,” Morrell said in the statement.
“Her experience in the public and private sectors, in political and corporate campaigns, make her ideally suited for this important role and to help me integrate communications with government relations, public policy, and corporate social responsibility into a new Corporate Affairs team,” he added.
In announcing her appointment to the position, Disney bragged about Schake’s past achievements, including the fact that she has spent more than three decades working in government, media, business, entertainment and technology.
Schake’s most recent position was as the head of Biden’s national COVID-19 vaccine education campaign. Before that, she was the Global Communications Director for Instagram. In 2016, she served as the deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Prior to that, she worked in the Obama administration as the special assistant to the president and the communications director to the first lady.
“As Disney approaches its 100th anniversary, I’m excited to lead the company’s global communications work at this pivotal moment of growth and transformation,” Schake said in a statement. “The magical stories and experiences Disney creates enrich the lives of countless people around the world and it’s an honor for me to be a part of that, helping Bob Chapek, Geoff Morrell, and the talented teams throughout the company tell the story of Disney as it begins its second century.”
Hiring a veteran Democratic communications operative is just the latest move in Disney veering to the left, as the company has increasingly signaled its plans to cave to pressure from woke activists on a variety of issues, including the recent controversy over Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law.