Johanna Fuentes has been tapped as Warner Bros.’ EVP of worldwide corporate communications, CEO and chair Ann Sarnoff announced on Monday.
Beginning May 4, Fuentes will oversee the company’s global communications strategies and activities from Warner Bros.’ global headquarters in Burbank, including media relations, executive communications, corporate responsibility and philanthropy. She will report directly to Sarnoff and replaces Dee Dee Myers who departed the company in February.
“It’s a transformative moment in our industry, and I couldn’t be prouder to join a legacy and storied company like Warner Bros.,” Fuentes said in a statement. “I believe in Ann’s vision for the future of the company and am excited to work with some of the top communications professionals and storytellers in our field as we map the strategy for the continued expansion of our iconic brands, films, games and television series.”
Fuentes joins after a decade at Showtime Networks, where she most recently served as EVP of communications. There, she managed all programming publicity, press outreach, media and talent relations, events, photography and corporate branding for Showtime Networks, Pop TV and the Smithsonian Channel.
“Johanna is a seasoned executive who brings strategic communications experience, solid media relationships and a sophisticated knowledge of the entertainment landscape to Warner Bros.,” Sarnoff said in a statement. “As we navigate this next chapter of the evolution of our company, I look forward on relying on her expertise as an integral part of my executive team.”
Prior to Showtime, Fuentes served as VP of Communications at Bravo, where she launched series like Top Chef, Project Runway and the expansion of the Real Housewives franchise. She also served as director at CBS Entertainment, where she led campaigns for the Grammy Awards, CSI: NY and seven seasons of Survivor.