Press release from Disney, Jan. 31, 2019:
Twenty-two-year Disney Communications veteran Kevin Brockman, executive vice president, Global Communications, Disney|ABC Television, will depart the Company following the close of the acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Inc.
Brockman, whose position will be eliminated in the restructure of the division, has agreed to stay in his role through the transition.
“Kevin is a gifted communications strategist, a proven leader and a great team player who’s had an immeasurable impact during his long tenure with the Company as a key architect of countless communications initiatives that propelled our television business forward,” said Zenia Mucha, senior executive vice president and chief communications officer, The Walt Disney Company. “I remain grateful for his incredible expertise, his visionary thinking and his unparalleled ability to build partnerships. He’s been an invaluable colleague and will be missed by everyone who’s had the benefit of his guidance and support.”
Brockman added, “These past 22 years have been some of the most formative and fulfilling of my career. During that time, I’ve had the great fortune to be involved in several industry-shaping, groundbreaking endeavors, and for that I am truly grateful. I’ll miss working alongside my gifted Disney colleagues, many of whom have become mentors and friends, and will especially miss the amazingly talented, hardworking communication team that I’ve had the privilege to lead along the way. Now it’s on to the next adventure, where I’ll be rooting for the success of Peter Rice, Dana Walden and the entire Walt Disney Television team.”
Brockman was named to his current position in March 2008. In this position, Brockman oversees all corporate, consumer and news communication efforts worldwide on behalf of Disney|ABC Television, which comprises ABC Studios; ABC Entertainment; ABC News; ABC Owned Television Stations; Freeform; and Disney Channels Worldwide (including Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney and Disney Television Animation); as well as management of The Walt Disney Company’s equity interest in A&E Networks. In addition, he is responsible for the group’s Corporate Citizenship, Internal Communications, Talent Relations, Special Events and Photography departments.
Previously, since May 2005, Brockman served as senior vice president, Communications, Disney|ABC Television Group. Prior to that, Brockman had been senior vice president, Entertainment Communications, Disney|ABC Television Group, from September 2004; and from 2000-2004, Brockman was senior vice president, Entertainment Communications, ABC Television Network.
In 1997, Brockman joined Disney from UPN, where he was part of the original senior executive team that successfully launched the network in January 1995, overseeing all corporate and consumer communications and talent relations He began his career in television communications as the director of Public Relations, Marketing and On-Air Promo for Fox Television Stations Productions (FTSP), a development division of FOX, Inc.
Earlier, Brockman worked at Radio City Music Hall Productions, overseeing media relations and corporate communications for the entertainment production company. There he was responsible for the public relations campaigns for more than 350 live concerts and theatricals, as well as numerous television specials and corporate events, including the Super Bowl XXVII Half-Time Show starring Michael Jackson. Brockman began his entertainment career in theatrical publicity, where he worked on a wide variety of Broadway and off-Broadway productions.
Brockman currently serves on the board of 2NDStage, a not-for-profit theater group based in New York dedicated to showcasing the works of living American playwrights and finding new American theatrical voices. In this role, he also serves as the chair of the organization’s Marketing Committee.
Brockman served for two years as chairman of TPEC, the Television Publicity Executives Committee, and recently completed an 11-year board term with GLSEN, the nation’s leading not-for-profit education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students, especially those targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. He served the last four years of his term on the executive committee, and the last two years as chairman.
Brockman received a Bachelor of Science degree in organizational behavior from the University of Florida.