Camille Johnston New VP of Communications

The Dodgers revamped their communications department, naming Camille Johnston Senior Vice President of Communications, The move was announced by Dodger Vice Chairman and President Jamie McCourt. Johnston begins her appointment on October 24 and will report directly to McCourt.

In addition, John Olguin, vice president of public relations, Chris Gutierrez, baseball information coordinator, and Paul Gomez, publications supervisor were fired.

"As the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to pursue our vision of building a winning organization both on and off the field, Camille's broad and diverse communications experience, including working with global brands, makes her uniquely qualified to represent the franchise," said McCourt.

In her role, she will have overall responsibility for the Dodgers' communications strategies including the development, management and execution of all internal and external communications, programs and initiatives for the franchise.

Johnston comes to the Dodgers from Rodale, Inc, a leading publishing company, where she served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for the last four years. Rodale has nine magazine properties including the global brands Prevention, Men's Health and Runner's World. In her position, Johnston served as the spokesperson for the company and directed all corporate communications and public affairs divisions including media relations, brand publicity, corporate events, philanthropy and internal communications.

Prior to Rodale, Johnston held positions in the political arena. She was a Senior White House Aide in the Office of the Vice President and Director of Communications for Tipper Gore from 1999 to 2001. She also served as the Midwest Communications Director for the Clinton-Gore Re-Election Campaign and Deputy Press Secretary for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. And, she held several communications positions at the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education from 1993 to 1995. From 1997 - 1999, Johnston was the Director of Communications for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois.

Johnston holds a B.A. in political science from UCLA.