Kristina Schake
Kristina Schake

Kristina Schake has joined Walt Disney Co. as executive VP-global communications as she wrapped up a 10-month stint as the Biden administration’s COVID-19 public education campaign director.

She took that post in the Department of Health and Human Services after serving as communications specialist for Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions.

Schake also was deputy communications director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and communications director for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Between political stints, Schake worked as head of global communications at Instagram and chief communications officer at L’Oreal.

At Disney, which will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year, Schake reports to Geoff Morrell, chief corporate affairs officer.

He said Schake’s experience in political and corporate campaigns will help him “integrate communications with government relations, public policy and corporate social responsibility into a new corporate affairs team.”