NBCU PR Vet Cameron Blanchard Exits for Conde Nast

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Cameron Blanchard

She begins as executive vp of corporate communications beginning Dec. 7.

NBCUniversal publicist Cameron Blanchard is moving on.

The highly respected vet, who spent nearly 20 years representing different parts of NBCU, is moving to Conde Nast. She will serve as executive vp corporate communications beginning Dec. 7. 

In her new role, Blanchard will be responsible for the media company’s communications and positioning strategies as well as media relations and corporate social responsibility priorities. The position, which will keep her on the east coast, was formerly held by Patricia Rockenwagner, who moved over to AV Partners, the investment arm of Conde parent Advance Publications.

"Communication is central to everything we do as we transform Conde Nast to the premier media company of the future. Cameron is a uniquely qualified executive with extensive experience in media, and will be the ideal partner to me and the team to lead our communications and strategic efforts during the next phase of our growth," said Conde Nast president Bob Sauerberg in a statement announcing the news Wednesday.

In her most recent incarnation at NBCU, where she served as senior vp corporate communications, Blanchard had direct responsibility for all corporate communications functions including ad sales, research, NBC stations and affiliates and internal communications. Prior to that, she worked closely with former cable maven Lauren Zalaznick, who oversaw cable nets such as Bravo, Oxygen and since-shuttered Style. Earlier roles at NBCU included time in the broadcast entertainment division and with NBC Sports.

Blanchard, who got her degree in journalism from the University of Oregon, began her career in marketing communications for the NBA.