Apple Hires First VP of Worldwide Corporate Communications Since 2019

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Apple has hired a new vice president of worldwide corporate communications, a role unfilled since 2019, reports BuzzFeed.

Stella Low has filled the void, a former communications chief from Cisco; she’ll report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook.

In a statement, Apple confirmed the hire, saying, “Stella brings her remarkable experience and leadership to Apple’s world-class communications teams. Apple has an important story to tell — from the transformative products and services we make, to the positive impacts we have on our communities and the world — and Stella is a great leader to help us write the next chapter.”

The previous role was filled by Steve Dowling back in 2015, after he was an interim replacement for longtime Apple PR chief Katie Cotton after her retirement. Dowling eventually took the job full time, but left the position back in the fall of 2019, after 16 years at Apple.

Since Dowling’s departure, Apple Fellow Phil Schiller was managing the company’s public relations.

Low’s LinkedIn page has yet to be updated with her new role at Apple. She has been at Cisco since April 2019 and prior to that, was senior vice president of global communications at Dell.