SANTA CLARA, CA: Intel has announced that Pamela Pollace, VP and director of the corporate communications group, is leaving the $30.1 billion semiconductor chip manufacturer after 18 years with the company on May 1.
Pollace was not immediately available for comment.
?She?s been here 18 years, and she?s at a stage where she wants to explore some other options,? said Chuck Mulloy, senior PR manager. He added that Pollace is not retiring, but has not announced what she will do next.
Intel will not replace Pollace, Mulloy said. Tom Waldrop and Melissa McVicker, both directors of Intel press relations, will now oversee corporate PR. They will report to Eric Kim, VP and director of the sales and marketing group. The investor relations department will report to CFO Andy Bryant.
Pollace, 51, joined the company in 1987. She first served as a corporate spokeswoman, and then led Intel's global PR operations. From 2000 to 2004 she oversaw corporate marketing, and became the corporate communications group director last year.
"Pam oversaw our press communications through major Intel eras and later led corporate marketing in the successful worldwide launch of Intel Centrino mobile technology," said CEO Craig Barrett, in a statement.
Prior to joining Intel, Pollace worked for Deutsch, Shea, & Evans, and Burson-Marsteller.