As Head of Communications for Direct-To-Consumer, April leads communications for The Walt Disney Company's portfolio of direct-to-consumer video streaming businesses including corporate and brand communications, public relations, crisis communications, and incident management as well as internal employee communications.
April previously led communications for Platform Distribution at Disney, including global theatrical film distribution and box office communications, global content sales and licensing, third-party platform and partnerships, affiliate marketing for DTC services and linear media networks, and other Disney properties including Disney Music Group and the El Capitan Theater.
Prior to Disney, April spearheaded integrated marketing communications and strategic partnerships at Twentieth Century Fox. She managed a global team and oversaw all aspects of global communications for the in-home and new and emerging technology division, including the Fox Innovation Lab and FoxNext.
A seasoned communications executive with over 20 years of experience, April has also pioneered innovative, consumer-centric marketing, and global communication strategies for top companies including Edelman and Sony Pictures.
April earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Public Relations, and Journalism from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.