Disney Branded Television names Katherine Nelson vice president of corporate communications, a newly created position. Before founding her own firm, The Katherine Nelson Group, last year, Nelson was at NBCUniversal, where she led communications for the USA Network, SYFY and Universal Content Productions. She has also held executive marketing posts at SpaceX and the Discovery Channel. At Disney Branded Television, Nelson will be responsible for overall communications strategy in support of the organization’s business and executive team. “She is an exceptional communications executive whose instinct and approach have earned her a well-deserved reputation as strategic, collaborative, creative and extremely effective,” said Charissa Gilmore, a longtime Disney exec who was promoted to senior vice president of corporate communications for Disney General Entertainment on May 10.
People for the American Way hires Na Eng as chief communications officer. Eng was most recently director of communications at the McKnight Foundation. Before that, she was a producer at CNBC and PBS, and senior communications officer at Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian aid organization. In her new role, Eng will design a video and digital content strategy for the organization. “Her sharp instincts for storytelling and narrative shaping will be an invaluable asset for us,” said People for the American Way president and CEO Ben Jealous.
Veriff, a global identity verification provider, names Caroline Mogford chief marketing officer. Mogford has led international marketing for Google, overseeing marketing initiatives for the Google for Education product line. She was most recently senior vice president of marketing at Qualtrics, where she led EMEA marketing and sales development as well as global partner marketing. At Veriff, she will lead the global marketing organization focused on driving Veriff's demand generation, product marketing and brand awareness. "Caroline brings a proven track record for helping companies—and individuals—to successfully scale. She will play a critical role in helping further strengthen Veriff's position in the US market and lead Veriff's adoption in new markets," said Veriff founder and CEOP Kaarel Kotkas.