(May 30, 2007 – Burbank, CA) — Veteran communications and political strategist Deborah Lincoln has been named to the newly created position of Vice President, Corporate Communications, Europe, Warner Bros. Entertainment, it was announced today by Susan Fleishman, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Entertainment. In her new position, Lincoln will work closely with Fleishman, in-territory country managers and managing directors to manage press related to Warner Bros.’ corporate business issues, executive changes, legislation, regulation, litigation and controversial policies or practices. She’ll also help formulate and execute proactive overall communication strategies for the company in Europe, with a focus on the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and its subsidiary business in the European marketplace. Based in London, Lincoln will also serve as a spokesperson in Europe for the company as appropriate. She will report through Scott Rowe, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Entertainment and Jim Noonan, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Promotions & Communications, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group to Fleishman. "We are a global company with global interests, and it is imperative that we have a strong, strategic communications executive managing our strategy and our corporate press activities in key territories such as Europe," said Fleishman. "With 20 years of experience, both in the public and private sectors, Deborah is a great addition to our team, and we'll look to her expertise and experience to guide our European communications efforts." Lincoln joins Warner Bros. Entertainment from Pearson Plc, where she had served as Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs since November 2004. In this capacity, she was responsible for communications activities which included corporate and financial media relations, speech writing, website management, stakeholder and governmental relations strategy direction for Pearson’s education businesses across the UK and EMEA territories. Prior to that, Lincoln was Special Advisor to Patricia Hewitt, Secretary of State for Trade & Industry, acting as a political and policy advisor on employment and work policy, industrial relations, diversity and equality and corporate responsibility. Lincoln was also Director of Communications for Macmillan Cancer Relief and has held several communications positions with The Prince’s Trust and The Prince’s Foundation. She also held various posts with the UK’s Labour Party, including National Women’s Officer and Head of Membership. Lincoln holds a master’s degree in European Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is fluent in both English and German.
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