As Disney prepares for the release of their 2019 film lineup and the debut of their streaming service, Walt Disney Studios names Ryan Stankevich and Martha Morrison as senior vice presidents of marketing.

Martha Morrison (left) and Ryan Stankevich (right)

What’s happening:

  • According to Variety, Walt Disney Studios has promoted Ryan Stankevich and Martha Morrison to Senior VP’s of marketing.
  • The decision was announced on Tuesday by marketing president, Asad Ayaz.
  • Stankevich will oversee Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm movie marketing, and Morrison will focus on Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios films.
  • Both senior vice presidents will also handle Disney’s other live-action film projects as well as lead global campaigns for Disney theatrical productions.

What they’re saying:

  • Asad Ayaz Walt Disney Studios marketing president: “This is a truly amazing team and I’m so proud of the work we’ve done together over the past several years. Martha and Ryan are talented and fearless leaders who will set a bold course for our film campaigns, and with several team members taking on new and expanded roles, this marks an exciting evolution of our group as we look to the future.”

About Ryan Stankevich:

  • “Stankevich is a 20-year Disney veteran. She was responsible for designing and executing comprehensive global publicity rollouts, including the campaigns for Black Panther and Avengers: Infinity War this year.”
About Martha Morrison:
  • “Morrison started her career in creative marketing at Miramax before transitioning to Disney in 2010 as VP of international creative. She has overseen the international marketing efforts for all studio releases across all brands, spanning more than 50 markets worldwide.”

Other Walt Disney Studios Announcements:

  • Chris Coxall and Michelle Rasic have been promoted to Vice Presidents of publicity for Global Publicity
  • Pat Cole and Dustin Sandoval have been named Vice Presidents in Digital Marketing
  • Ty Ervin has been named VP for promotions, partnerships, creative and product placement for Global Promotions.
  • Erik Crouthamel has been named Vice President in research
 
 

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