A conversation with Katie O’Neill
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. PT
Join us for one of our Lunch with a Leader sessions with Katie O’Neill. O’Neill is the executive director of communications at Warner Bros. Discovery, supporting the company’s enterprise resilience and risk teams. In this role, she leads strategic communications including crisis response, executive communications, change management and stakeholder campaigns focused on business continuity, disaster recovery, and risk management, including the company’s COVID-19 response.
O’Neill joined Warner Bros. as director, technology marketing and communications, with responsibility for the technology division’s message platform, media and analyst relations, content strategy, B2B marketing, executive and employee communications and events, in focus areas including 5G, immersive entertainment technologies, cloud computing, virtual production, and more.
After supporting the Warner Bros. CTO and senior technology leadership team through the AT&T/WarnerMedia merger, she led internal communications for WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer (HBO Max), sales and distribution, and technology organizations, supporting the DTC EVP, Chief Revenue Officer and Chief Technology Officer, while directing corporate communications for the WarnerMedia Technology organization, including media strategy, thought leadership, and awards.
Prior to joining Warner Bros., O’Neill gained deep experience in emerging and enterprise technology, wireless, and consumer product communications, partnering with brands including Boingo Wireless, General Motors, and Bandai America. She developed expertise in interactive entertainment public relations and experiential marketing working with Nintendo of America, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and Capcom, among others. O’Neill played a leading role on teams honored with PRWeek awards for “Arts, Entertainment & Media Campaign of the Year” and “Technology Campaign of the Year” for Wii Fit and Brain Age software launches, respectively.
A proud Trojan, Katie O’Neill earned her bachelor of arts in communication from the USC Annenberg.