Juli Goodwin
Juli Goodwin

The American Film Institute has named Juli Goodwin to the newly created position of chief communications officer.

Goodwin left Warner Bros. Pictures, where she most recently served as executive VP of domestic publicity, in March. She had been with the studio since 2000, working on publicity for such films as “The Matrix,” “The Dark Knight,” “Gravity” and “Wonder Woman,” as well as piloting successful Oscar Best Picture campaigns for “Argo” and “Million Dollar Baby.”

Before coming to Warner Bros., Goodwin had been VP of publicity and promotions for Fine Line Features and director of publicity at Savoy Pictures. She began her career at Clein + White.

At the AFI, Goodwin will be a member of the senior management team, leading communications strategies for the organization’s national arts and education programs.

“Juli’s commitment to AFI is a seismic moment in the history of the Institute,” said AFI president & CEO Bob Gazzale. “Her peerless experience and passion for the art form will serve to strengthen AFI’s national mandate.”