NBCU Promotes Hilary Smith to Lead Corporate Communications

Former USA Network exec replaces Cameron Blanchard

Hilary Smith has been appointed to lead NBC Universal’s corporate communications, the company announced Wednesday.

The exec who formerly served as the senior vice president of corp comm at USA Network will take the role vacated by Cameron Blanchard, who left NBC for a post at Conde Nast.

Smith will assume her new role in January and will report to executive vice president Adam Miller.

“Hilary is the perfect choice for this role,” said Miller in a satement. “She’s a strong, skilled leader with excellent relationships within the company and in the media. She understands our business, thinks creatively and knows how to get things done.”

Prior to her stint at USA, Smith oversaw communications for the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media group, which included Telemundo, mun2, Bravo Media, Oxygen Media, Style Media, Sprout, DailyCandy, Fandango and iVillage.

She also led consumer and trade marketing, for the company’s Integrated Media business.