Since graduating from Cal State Northridge in 1985 with a B.A. in journalism, Courtney Simmons (pictured) has enjoyed a smooth, linear PR career at Six Flags Magic Mountain, Premier Rides Inc., LEGOLAND, Sony Online Entertainment, and Disney Interactive Media. To that list she can now add Warner Bros.
As new senior vp of publicity for DC Entertainment, Simmons will oversee PR for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, MAD Magazine, and other name brand properties. She will also, from Burbank, manage a New York based DC publicity team. Per today’s press release:
A longtime advocate for encouraging women toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, Simmons was instrumental in creating the G.I.R.L. Scholarship Program that awards college scholarships to women who are looking for careers in the development and production of interactive media.
Simmons has a solid 16 recommendations on her LinkedIn profile, including this one from a senior producer at ABC News: “My segments with her no matter where she was working at the time, have always been a big hit with the executive producers and the viewers. A win-win. Not something I can say often.”