US collection society BMI has hired NBCUniversal exec Liz Fischer as its new Vice President, Corporate Communications and Marketing.
Fischer will be based in BMI’s New York office and report into Mike O’Neill, President and CEO of the organisation.
Fischer will oversee BMI’s media relations strategy, advocacy communications, corporate and digital marketing and social media activity. She will also manage BMI’s brand messaging across all platforms.
“I am very pleased to welcome Liz to BMI,” said O’Neill. “She is a seasoned communications leader whose experience is a terrific fit for this role, particularly during this time of exciting transformation in our industry. I know she will be a key player as we continue to create awareness of BMI’s value in today’s digital marketplace and our mission to serve songwriters, publishers and the diverse businesses that play their music.”
Prior to joining BMI, Fischer spent nearly 19 years at NBCUniversal in a variety of communications roles.
She most recently was Vice President, Communications, NBC News, overseeing the media relations for NBC News’ programming, business and research initiatives, digital group and executives.
Prior to that, Fischer was a Vice President in NBCUniversal’s Corporate Communications department, where she led the communications strategy for the company’s broadcast and cable advertising sales organisation, research group and local media division.
Fischer also worked as the Director of Media Relations for WNBC and WNJU, creating and executing media campaigns for NBC’s flagship local television station and the local Telemundo station in New York.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Lehigh University.Music Business Worldwide