Steele, who has both media and brand communications credentials, most recently worked for brands such as Atari, Avon and Hachette Filipacchi US. Previously, she served as executive vice president-corporate communications at NBC Universal, and helped position the merger of NBC and Universal. She also oversaw media relations for NBC Universal's Entertainment, News, and Sports divisions, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo and Telemundo and managed a number of community affairs campaigns and events.
Prior to NBC Universal, Patricia was Senior Vice President, Communications for Sony Music Entertainment.
Steele will report directly to Brien.