MENLO PARK, CA: Mattel VP of global corporate communications Danit Marquardt has departed the company to start a consultancy.
Marquardt’s last day at Mattel was August 2. Asked who has replaced her, the company’s senior director of global corporate comms, Niki Kazakos, said that she will be “the main point of contact moving forward.”
“I decided that it was the right time to consult so that I can have more flexibility and spend more time with my two young children,” Marquardt said. “I had a fantastic two years at Mattel, and am so proud of the team and the work I had the opportunity to lead at the company.”
Marquardt started at Mattel in September 2019. She was responsible for leading communications efforts for corporate stories that enhanced the company’s reputation. Marquardt also led the launch of Mattel’s Play It Forward platform and #ThankYouHeroes program, created in 2020 to celebrate