Kristin Binns
Kristin Binns

Kristin Binns, Twitter’s head of corporate communications, is heading to interactive entertainment company Activision Blizzard, where she will serve as senior VP and chief communications officer.

Elliot Schrage, Facebook’s VP of communications and public policy and leader of the company’s response to the Cambridge Analytica scandal, announced Thursday that he is stepping down.

Binns joined Twitter in September 2016 and before that was VP-PR at health insurance plan provider Anthem. At Activision Blizzard, she will oversee global communications, with responsibility for creating a comprehensive communications strategy for the company which produces such popular franchises as Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Overwatch, and Candy Crush.

“I'm so proud of this incredible team and honored to have been a part of driving Twitter’s positive momentum,” Binns said in a farewell Tweet. “While it’s bittersweet to say goodbye, I couldn't be more excited for this next adventure.”

Schrage, who was at Google before coming to Facebook, simply told Recode that “after more than a decade at Facebook, I’ve decided it’s time to start a new chapter in my life.” He is going to play a role in the search for his replacement.

Schrage initially came under fire for Facebook’s slow response to the controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica. In addition, just days before his departure announcement, activist investor Natasha Lamb published a piece in the Financial Times accusing him of sexism in his dealings with her.

“Elliot is one of the most creative and strategic people I have worked with,” said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. “Mark [Zuckerberg] and I look forward to his ongoing advice over the years ahead.”