Next month, Catherine Frymark will step into the role of executive vice president, corporate communications, for which she will oversee internal and external communications on a global level. Additionally, she will oversee Mattel’s philanthropic efforts, including the Mattel Children’s Foundation. She joins the company from Discovery Inc. and will report to Mattel Chairman and CEO Ynon Kreiz.
“Catherine is an outstanding executive, with a demonstrated track record of driving strategic communications during times of growth and transformation,” Kreiz says. “I look forward to partnering with her to tell our story in compelling ways, communicate our leadership in corporate social responsibility and amplify the Mattel purpose to empower the next generation to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential.”
Frymark’s career at Discovery spans more than 20 years, most recently as group senior vice president, communications. She held a variety of leadership roles overseeing communications for multiple divisions across a multitude of projects and networks including TLC, and the acquisition and integration of Scripps Networks, home to HGTV, Food Network, and more.
“For 75 years, Mattel and its portfolio of iconic, beloved brands have inspired play and made cherished memories for families around the world, including my own,” Frymark says. “I have long admired Mattel, am proud to join its leadership team, and am eager to guide the next phase of the company’s communications and philanthropic endeavors.”