Viacom and CBS announced a key appointment today that will be effective upon the close of the merger of the two companies. Julia Phelps was named Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer for the combined company.
Phelps will report to Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom, who will serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of ViacomCBS upon close.
“As Executive Vice President, Chief Communications and Corporate Marketing Officer, Phelps will lead the combined company’s Corporate Communications, Corporate Marketing, Corporate Responsibility, Special Events and Internal Creative teams,” the companies announced.
“Julia has been a vital force in shaping and communicating Viacom’s strategy, and revitalizing its vibrant culture and dynamic, entrepreneurial spirit,” said Bakish. “Her leadership and skill in communicating and driving change will be invaluable as we bring together the talented teams of CBS and Viacom.”