Condé Nast’s public relations chief Patti Röckenwagner is moving to parent company Advance Publications to work with executive vice president Andrew Siegel on the company’s investments.

Röckenwagner, who assumed the role of senior vice president of corporate branding and communications in 2013, taking over for longtime pr guru Maurie Perl, will be succeeded by Cameron Blanchard.

Blanchard, who previously served as senior vice president of corporate communications at NBCUniversal, will move to One Word Trade Center on Dec. 7.

According to Condé Nast, Blanchard will be responsible for its “communications and positioning strategies, media relations, employee and internal communications and corporate social responsibility priorities.”

Blanchard, who spent 20 years at NBCUniversal, most recently was responsible for all corporate communications functions including ad sales, research, cable distribution, legal affairs, diversity, NBC stations and affiliates and internal communications.

Röckenwager sent out a note to colleagues on Wednesday providing more context on her new job, offering that the role will be under Siegel, who was hired in 2011 and reportedly armed with $500 million to make investments for the company.

Fast-forward four years later, and Condé Nast has made a host of investments, which include Moda Operandi and Rent the Runway, among others. In August, Advance acquired data firm 101data Inc. for $500 million.

Röckenwagner wrote: “My purview will include strategic marketing, communications and branding counsel to Advance and AV Partners’ expanding portfolio of growth companies, which includes Nativo, Rent the Runway, Digitour and Flite, among others.”


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