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MPAA Adds Verizon's McIntosh

21 Jul, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has named former Verizon VP Joanna McIntosh as its EVP for global policy and external affairs.

“Joanna’s invaluable leadership talent and government relations expertise will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent,” said Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the MPAA. “With her extensive experience in working with the private sector and government agencies and strong legal background, she has demonstrated the kinds of skills that we believe are needed to help guide the MPAA both here in the United States and around the world. 

“As movie and television content is increasingly enjoyed over the Internet through an exponentially broadening range of services, her experience with supporting communications technologies and platforms will complement the deep pool of talent at the MPAA.”

McIntosh previously served as VP of federal government relations at Verizon. She first joined Verizon in 2005 after serving as the general counsel for the 2004 G8 Summit that President Bush hosted in Sea Island, Georgia. Prior to Verizon, McIntosh was a director at the Markle Foundation and VP of international relations for AT&T.

“I look forward to working with so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and the motion picture studios that the association represents,” McIntosh said. “It is a tremendous opportunity to be part of an organization that is at the cutting edge of so many important developments involving the growth of creative content and technological innovation.”

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