Former Paramount Pictures executive VP-domestic publicity Katie Martin Kelley has been named chief communications officer at Metro Goldwyn Mayer.

Kelley most recently worked as a publicity consultant for Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment on its films Beautiful Boy, When Beale Street Could Talk and Vice. She has also been a consultant for Higher Ground Productions, the company established by Barack and Michelle Obama in partnership with Netflix.

During her 12 years at Paramount, Martin Kelley worked on such franchises as Transformers, Star Trek, Mission: Impossible and the G.I Joe series, as well as on awards campaigns for films including Denzel Washington’s Fences and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street. She also oversaw corporate communications for the company.

At MGM, her remit will be to develop and execute strategic communications programs across all company divisions, including, corporate, film, television, global sales and distribution and digital/social media. She will report directly to COO Christopher Brearton.