Walt Disney Company has removed Geoff Morrell as its head of corporate affairs

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Walt Disney Company has removed Geoff Morrell as its head of corporate affairs

According to The Walt Disney Company, Geoff Morrell, who joined Disney in January as chief corporate affairs officer, is leaving his job immediately.

Morrell had served in the role for just three months. His brief tenure is a period of political turmoil for the entertainment company after it took sides in Florida’s Parental Rights in Education legislation.

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Chapek told company executives via email that Morrell is “leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.”

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Walt Disney Company has removed Geoff Morrell as its head of corporate affairs

In an email to staff, Geoff Morrell wrote:

“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. After talking this over with Bob, I have decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities.”

Geoff Morrell previously served as Pentagon press secretary under former President Bush and former President Obama before joining BP America as its head of communications in 2011.

Bob Chapek announced several changes to the company’s leadership team as well.

Chapek told staff that Kristina Schake will lead global communications going forward, reporting to him, with government relations and public policy being led by Disney general counsel Horacio Gutierrez.

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