Joanna McIntosh comes to the EVP for Global Policy and External Affairs job from Verizon, where she was VP Federal Government Relations. Prior to that she was involved in international affairs as General Counsel of the 2004 G8 Summit, director of the Markle Foundation, and VP International Relations for AT&T.

“With her extensive experience in working with the private sector and government agencies and strong legal background, she has demonstrated the kinds of skills that we believe are needed to help guide the MPAA both here in the United States and around the world,” said MPAA CEO Chris Dodd. “As movie and television content is increasingly enjoyed over the Internet through an exponentially broadening range of services, her experience with supporting communications technologies and platforms will complement the deep pool of talent at the MPAA.”