Sue Fleishman serves as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Corporate Communications & Public Affairs, Warner Bros. Entertainment. In this post, she is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all of the Company’s corporate communications and public affairs strategies and activities on a worldwide basis, including media relations (entertainment, business and general), employee communications (working with the Studio’s human resources team), corporate responsibility, philanthropy and executive communications. Further, she works closely with the Chairman and senior management to ensure the Studio’s internal and external messaging reflects its core values and advances the company’s business strategy.
Fleishman joined Warner Bros. Entertainment in 2005 as Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, a post she held until January 2009.
Prior to Warner Bros., Fleishman worked at Universal Studios where she served as Senior Vice President, Community Affairs, NBC Universal and Corporate Media Affairs, Universal Studios since June 2004. In this capacity, she oversaw community affairs at NBC Universal and was responsible for developing and executing a cross-business community affairs strategy that built on the company’s social responsibility initiatives. From May 2001 to June 2004, Fleishman served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Universal Studios, where she was responsible for all internal and external corporate communications as well as public and community affairs, including Universal’s philanthropy and charitable programs and the company’s volunteer program.
Previously, Fleishman was Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, having joined Universal in November 1995 from Rosen & Company, where she served since 1994 as Director of Communications, managing a diverse roster of entertainment and corporate accounts. Prior to that, she was Director of Public Affairs for Sony Corporation of America, where she developed and managed public relations, community affairs and issues management programs. Before joining Sony, Fleishman was Assistant Vice President, Public Relations at Continental Insurance.
She serves on the U.S. State Department’s International Council on Women’s Business Leadership, the board of the Downtown Women’s Center (Los Angeles) and the board of the Freedom Writers Foundation.
Fleishman graduated from Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, with a degree in American literature. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and son.