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10/14/2005 5:29 PM ET
Los Angeles Dodgers appoint Camille Johnston Senior VP of Communications
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LOS ANGELES -- Camille Johnston has been named Senior Vice President of Communications for the Los Angeles Dodgers, it was announced today by Dodger Vice Chairman and President Jamie McCourt. Johnston begins her appointment on October 24 and will report directly to McCourt.

"As the Los Angeles Dodgers continue to pursue our vision of building a winning organization both on and off the field, Camille's broad and diverse communications experience, including working with global brands, makes her uniquely qualified to represent the franchise," said McCourt.

In her role, she will have overall responsibility for the Dodgers' communications strategies including the development, management and execution of all internal and external communications, programs and initiatives for the franchise.

Johnston comes to the Dodgers from Rodale, Inc, a leading publishing company, where she served as Vice President of Corporate Communications for the last four years. Rodale has nine magazine properties including the global brands Prevention, Men's Health and Runner's World, which are published in 36 countries, and is also the largest independent book publisher in the U.S. with over 100 new titles a year including the South Beach Diet franchise. In her position, Johnston served as the spokesperson for the company and directed all corporate communications and public affairs divisions including media relations, brand publicity, corporate events, philanthropy and internal communications.

Prior to Rodale, Johnston held positions in the political arena. She was a Senior White House Aide in the Office of the Vice President and Director of Communications for Tipper Gore from 1999 to 2001. She also served as the Midwest Communications Director for the Clinton-Gore Re-Election Campaign and Deputy Press Secretary for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. And, she held several communications positions at the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education from 1993 to 1995. From 1997 - 1999, Johnston was the Director of Communications for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois.

Johnston holds a B.A. in political science from UCLA.

The Los Angeles Dodgers, have represented the Los Angeles community since 1958. With a cumulative attendance of more than 168 million, the Dodgers have played before more fans than any other sports franchise in history. Over the years, the team has made 23 postseason appearances and has won six world championships. Visit the Dodgers on the Internet at www.dodgers.com.

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