Cameron Blanchard to Replace Patricia Röckenwagner at Condé Nast

by Kristen Heinzinger

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After 20 years at NBC Universal, Cameron Blanchard will join Condé Nast as executive vice president of corporate communications, effective December 7. Blanchard will replace Patricia Röckenwagner, who is moving on to the investment branch of Advance Publications, Condé’s parent company.

Blanchard will oversee the company’s communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications, and corporate social responsibility priorities. Previously, she was SVP of corporate communications at NBC Universal, where she was responsible for the communication functions for ad sales, research, cable distribution, legal affairs, diversity, NBC stations and affiliates, and internal communications.

“Communication is central to everything we do as we transform Condé Nast to the premier media company of the future,” said Condé Nast president Bob Sauerberg. “Cameron is a uniquely qualified executive with extensive experience in media, and will be the ideal partner to me and the team to lead our communications and strategic efforts during the next phase of our growth.”

Before heading up NBCU’s corporate communications, Blanchard served as head of communications for NBCU’s Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media division, including Telemundo Media, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Sprout and Fandango. She also oversaw all communications strategies and outreach for Bravo Media, adding Oxygen Media in 2008 after NBC Universal acquired the network.

Blanchard joined the company in 1996 for the launch of MSNBC, and began her career in marketing communications for the NBA. She holds a BA in journalism from the University of Oregon, and currently calls Brooklyn Heights, New York home.

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