Apple has hired Stella Low as its new vice president of global corporate communications. Low is the former head of communications at Cisco. As a vice president, she will report directly to Apple CEO Tim Cook. After the head of public relations Steve Dowling left the company, Low’s position at Apple has been vacant for the past two years.
Since Dowling resigned, Phil Schiller, who has retired to an Apple researcher, has been dealing with the affairs of the public relations team, so the latest hiring of Low will free him more time.
Apple said in a statement that Low has brought “extraordinary experience and leadership” to Apple.
Stella Low brings her extraordinary experience and leadership to Apple’s world-class communications team. Apple has an important story to tell: From the transformative products and services we make to our positive impact on the community and the world, Stella is the great leader who helped us write the next chapter.
Before working for Cisco, Low also managed external communication teams at Unisys and Dell. She joined the company amid fierce legal battles with Epic Games and Apple’s app stores in multiple countries facing regulatory issues.