As Vice President, Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility, Phillips is responsible for leading all aspects of The Walt Disney Company EMEA’s Corporate Communications. Reporting to the President, Disney EMEA, Phillips is a strategic partner and key member of the EMEA Leadership team, with a remit that includes Corporate and Internal Communications, Media Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility for the region.
Prior to joining Disney EMEA in February 2020, she was Vice President of Corporate Communications for ESPN -- another segment of The Walt Disney Company -- out of their New York office. She managed media relations, media strategy and crisis communications for various aspects of the business, including working directly with the teams responsible for ESPN’s revenue – Ad Sales and Media Network Distribution – as well as Marketing and Research. She also oversaw global internal communications function and strategy for ESPN’s six thousand employees.
During her time at ESPN Phillips managed strategic communications for a number of projects, including the annual Upfront sales presentation, multifaceted media distribution deals, as well as FiveThirtyEight – Nate Silver’s data journalism organization. She was originally hired at ESPN as a Director of Communications responsible for ESPN’s digital properties in 2007.
With more than 20 years of experience in sports and entertainment, Amy began her career at the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, where she first became interested in working in sports and sporting events. Following the Paralympics, she became a publicist for Ted Turner’s Goodwill Games and then moved on to Turner’s Cartoon Network. After several years in Atlanta, Phillips moved to New York and ran communications for Outdoor Life Network (now NBC Sports Network) before joining ESPN.
Phillips graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts with a BA in English.