Emily Lenzner
Emily Lenzner

Emily Lenzner will become executive VP-global communications at the Motion Picture Assn. of America on August. 1.

Currently senior VP-global communications & external relations at Atlantic Media, she will be based in DC and report to MPAA CEO Charles Rivkin.

At AM, she led communications for Atlantic magazine, which was sold to Laurene Powell Jobs' Emerson Collective in 2017; Quartz, which was unloaded to Japan's Uzabase financial publisher in 2018; National Journal Group and Government Media Group.

Earlier, she was managing director for PA at SKDKnickerbocker and executive director of communications for ABC News in DC, handling PR for “Nightline” and "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" and political coverage.

Lenzner succeeds Matt Bennett, who recently left the MPAA for the VP-chief communications officer job at American University.