Intel promoted Tara Smith to the role of chief communications officer, vice president and general manager of the Global Communications Group.
Smith, who was previously vice president of technology communications, is taking over from Claire Dixon, a former VMware executive who resigned in September, according to PRWeek. Before joining Intel in 2016, Smith was senior vice president at WE Communications, where he was the executive lead for the agency’s Microsoft business.
“Tara demonstrates a strong understanding of our people, and her purpose-driven leadership distinguishes her within Intel and in the industry. This, coupled with her experience across enterprise technology and consumer industries, and a deep-rooted understanding of Intel’s business make her an asset to Intel’s leadership team,” said Michelle Johnston Holthaus, Intel executive vice president and general manager of the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group, in a statement.