Amazon veteran Scott Stanzel joins Capital One as corp comms head

Stanzel relocated with his family this week from Seattle to McLean, Virginia, where Capital One's headquarters is located.

MCLEAN, VA: Amazon veteran Scott Stanzel has joined Capital One to lead its corporate communications team.

Stanzel relocated with his family this week from Seattle to McLean, Virginia, the site of Capital One’s headquarters, he wrote in a LinkedIn post on Friday afternoon. 

He stepped into the role of managing VP of corporate communications on September 29, reporting to Andy Navarrete, EVP and head of external affairs.

Stanzel said via email that he replaced Richard Woods, who was an SVP at Capital One.

"At Capital One, we are building one of America’s leading information-based technology companies," Stanzel wrote on LinkedIn post. "With a goal to bring ingenuity, simplicity, and humanity to an industry that is ripe for change, Capital One is on a mission to change banking for good. I am thrilled to help tell that story."

He was not immediately available for additional comment.

Stanzel departed Amazon last month after a six-year tenure. He held various roles at the company, most recently as director of worldwide marketplace PR. In that position, he led all PR programs for Amazon Marketplace, which accounts for more than half of all Amazon sales worldwide.

Previously, Stanzel managed the Amazon operations communications team for North America and Japan, which was responsible for media and public relations for Amazon's fulfillment centers, transportation, customer service, community relations, Prime Now, and Prime Air. He also led the Amazon consumer PR team for North America.

In 2010, Stanzel was campaign manager for Defeat 1098, which successfully stopped the proposed Ballot Initiative 1098 from establishing an income tax in Washington State.

From 2006 to 2009, he was deputy assistant to President George W. Bush and deputy press secretary, managing media relations strategy and serving as a spokesperson on domestic policy, homeland security, and other issues.

Previously, Stanzel was senior product manager at Microsoft and had a prior stint in the Bush White House from 2001 to 2003 as a spokesperson. He was also assistant press secretary for Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) earlier in his career.

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