Jose Zavala has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations/communications. He has taught at USC since 2012. Zavala currently is senior director of employer branding and recruitment marketing at ViacomCBS. Prior to that, he was director of corporate communications for Dine Brands International, overseeing worldwide corporate and internal communications and employee engagement. Before Dine Brands, Zavala worked for 21st Century Fox (21CF) which was acquired by Disney in March 2019. At 21CF, he led global employer branding and internal communications. Prior to that, he managed corporate and employee communications for Fox’s mobile business, Fox Digital Entertainment.
Before Fox, Zavala managed corporate and employee communications for Vivendi Games which merged with Activision in 2008 to become Activision Blizzard. Earlier in his career, he worked for the crisis communications firm, Abernathy MacGregor Group, where he managed communications programs for clients going through mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies and other crises.
Zavala holds an MA in strategic public relations from USC Annenberg and a BS in business administration from USC Marshall.