MPAA Names Joanna McIntosh Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs

July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014

MPAA Names Joanna McIntosh Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs

WASHINGTON – Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) announced today that Joanna McIntosh has joined the association as Executive Vice President for Global Policy and External Affairs.

“Joanna’s invaluable leadership talent and government relations expertise will be a major asset for the MPAA and the studios we represent,” Dodd said. “With her extensive experience in working with the private sector and government agencies and strong legal background, she has demonstrated the kinds of skills that we believe are needed to help guide the MPAA both here in the United States and around the world. As movie and television content is increasingly enjoyed over the Internetnthrough an exponentially broadening range of services, her experience with supporting communications technologies and platforms will complement the deep pool of talent at the MPAA.”

“I look forward to working with so many talented colleagues at the MPAA and the motion picture studios that the association represents,” McIntosh said. “It is a tremendous opportunity to be part of an organization that is at the cutting edge of so many important developments involving the growth of creative content and technological innovation.”

McIntosh previously served as Vice President of Federal Government Relations at Verizon in the Washington, DC office. She joined Verizon in 2005 after serving as the General Counsel for the 2004 G8 Summit that President Bush hosted in Sea Island, Georgia.

Prior to her work with Verizon, McIntosh was a Director at the Markle Foundation, where she was responsible for developing and implementing the Foundation’s program on information technology law and policy. Previously, McIntosh was Vice President of International Relations for AT&T, where she worked with the executive branch, foreign governments and multilateral organizations to promote U.S. investment abroad and reduce foreign regulatory burdens on U.S. companies overseas.

Earlier in her career, McIntosh served as Associate General Counsel at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and as Chairman of the USTR’s Section 301 Committee. She began her career as an international trade attorney at the law firm of Collier, Shannon and Scott, which is today Kelley, Drye, Collier, Shannon. McIntosh earned her J.D. degree from George Washington University and a B.A. from Rhodes College.

About the MPAA
The Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. (MPAA) serves as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture, home video and television industries from its offices in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Its members include: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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