Apple’s former senior public relations executive Natalie Kerris left the Cupertino firm after 14 years, and caught on with Twitter in February of this year to head its communications department. Now, Buzzfeed News reports she has left that firm after less than six months on the job. Leslie Berland, Twitter’s chief marketing officer, will lead both marketing and communications in a combined role.
BuzzFeed News confirmed the departure with a Twitter spokesperson. “During her time leading communications at Twitter, Natalie helped us share the Twitter story with the world. We are grateful for her energy and enthusiasm and the impact she’s had, even in this short time,” said the spokesperson. “We wish her all the best.”
Kerris’ departure comes at an unfortunate time for Twitter, as it is facing a number of issues dealing with online harassment. Kerris isn’t the first to leave Twitter’s communications department in recent month, as several other members of the department have also departed.
Kerris left Apple in the midst of an internal shakeup at the company, which saw longtime PR head Katie Cotton leave the company, and Steve Dowling step in as interim head of PR, eventually being named Cotton’s permanent replacement. Kerris left the company soon after.
Kerris herself hasn’t yet commented on her departure.