NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 6, 2006–April Hattori has been named Vice President of Communications for Disney Publishing Worldwide, a leading global publisher of children's books and magazines. In this capacity, Ms. Hattori will be responsible for internal and external communications, including media, trade and community relations. She will report to R. Russell Hampton, President of Disney Publishing.
Prior to Disney Publishing, Ms. Hattori was Vice President of Communications for McGraw-Hill Education. She has also held managerial communications positions at The Allstate Corporation and Standard & Poor's. Ms. Hattori began her career in communications as a journalist, working for The Milwaukee Journal and The Bond Buyer, a national daily newspaper that focuses on municipal bond-related issues.
Ms. Hattori holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana and a Master of Arts in Public Affairs Journalism from Columbia College in Chicago.