Geoff Morrell, the chief corporate affairs officer for The Walt Disney Company, is leaving after just three months on the job “to pursue other opportunities,” Morrell and Disney CEO Bob Chapek told staff on Friday.
“After three months in this new role, it has become clear to me that for a number of reasons it is not the right fit,” Morrell told employees in an email.
The former BP executive and Bush-era Pentagon spokesman joined Disney earlier this year in the new role, which included oversight of Disney’s communications, government relations and public policy efforts.
All three of those areas were tested in recent months as the company navigated fallout from its response to Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” bill. After initially arguing that Disney should remain as apolitical as possible, Chapek and the company dealt with backlash from employees who felt that it did not have their backs.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.