Amy von Walter joins Toys R Us as EVP of global comms

Toys R Us has appointed a new executive vice president of global communications and public relations in the form of Amy von Walter.

Von Walter joins the toy giant from Best Buy where she was vice president of communications and public affairs, having lead the corporate communications and brand public relations functions.

In her new roel, Von Walter will be responsible for external and internal communications for the company, including strategic efforts for media relations, crisis management and brand reputation in the public and press.

“Communications touches every aspect of our business and is especially critical as we strive to grow our brand presence throughout the world and make our culture a competitive advantage,” said chairman and CEO, Dave Brandon.

“Amy brings proven leadership experience at several global brands where she strategically and effectively communicated with key stakeholders. I am confident that she will be a strong collaborator across all of our company functions and that she will provide valuable guidance as we seek to expand the depth and breadth of our communications reach.”

About Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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