Nat Geo appoints Elita Adjei as Vice President of Corporate Communications – Deadline

Elita Adjei has been promoted to the newly created position of Vice President of Corporate Communications for National Geographic Content.

She will report to both Courteney Monroe, president of Nat Geo Content, and Charissa Gilmore, senior vice president of corporate communications, Disney General Entertainment.

Adjei will be responsible for the brand’s overall communications strategy and lead the organization’s internal communications, as well as external communications focused on alignment and integrated messaging around overall strategy and goals, DEI initiatives and internal culture. She will oversee executive communications, working with Pam Levine and her team, who remain responsible for marketing and advertising Nat Geo programming.

“Elita’s force-of-nature approach to her work is a perfect fit for National Geographic,” Monroe and Gilmore said in a joint statement. “His passion and creativity distinguish his strategies and drive results, while his motivating energy is absolutely contagious. We are excited to start our work together.

Adjei was most recently Director of Communications and Publicity at Disney Media Entertainment & Distribution, where she oversaw communications for the eight owned ABC stations. She developed strategic communications initiatives for individual stations and the Owned Stations group and helped the group of stations be recognized as a finalist by Fast Company’s World Changing Idea for “Our America Equity Report”.

“It’s been an honor to lead corporate communications for ABC-owned television stations for the past two years, and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together during the global pandemic,” Adjei said. “While I’ve had the privilege of leading corporate communications strategies across various industries, I couldn’t be happier growing up within The Walt Disney Company and leading corporate communications for the iconic award-winning National Geographic content.I am thrilled to work directly with Courteney, Charissa and the talented leaders and teams at Disney General Entertainment and National Geographic Content.

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