SAN JOSE, CA: Computer software firm Adobe Systems hired veteran pr pro Christine Castro as VP of corporate communications.
She will manage the company's various global strategies, including communications for the firm's products and solutions, executive communications, media and analyst relations, corporate and community affairs, internal communications, and corporate social responsibility.
Castro, who will report to Ann Lewnes, Adobe's SVP of global marketing, was previously SVP of corporate relations at Genentech, the San Francisco-based biotech and drug developer. Prior to this she was was chief communications officer at Yahoo, and was also VP of corporate communications for the Walt Disney Company.
Genentech has yet to fill the vacant position.