Mattel Inc. is updating its global communications team.
The company hired Danit Marquardt as vice president of global corporate communications. The former Walmart executive will lead 360-degree communications for corporate narratives and will partner with the brand public relations team to fully leverage consumer announcements for corporate and internal audiences. Marquardt will report to Dena Cook, executive vice president and head of global communications and public relations.
Marquardt, whose previous experience includes positions at Cohn & Wolfe, Zeno Group, and Fleishman Hillard, recently led consumer communications for walmart.com, prior to which she oversaw communication for marketing and various merchandising divisions for Walmart U.S.
Additionally, Marissa Beck was recently promoted to senior director global brand communications, reporting directly to Cook.