Helaine Klasky has served as our Chief Communications Officer since March 2020. In this role, she oversees both internal and external global communications for the company. Helaine joined Activision Blizzard from SoundExchange, where as Chief Communications Officer she led communications, global public policy, and industry relations.


Helaine previously served as Chair of Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. public affairs and crisis practice and had a distinguished career at General Electric, where she established GE’s global public affairs function and served as the Chief Communications Officer for GE Energy Management. 


Prior to GE, Helaine was Chief Communications Officer at Yale University. She also has worked in the U.S. government as deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of the Treasury for public affairs and deputy assistant U.S. trade representative for public affairs. Helaine has over 25 years in strategic communications, media, and public affairs.


Helaine holds a BA degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley, an MA degree in Education, Global Emphasis from the University of Virginia, and an MA in International Relations from The American University.