Activision Blizzard hires former Disney exec as new HR boss

Activision has hired Julie Hodges, formerly the senior vice president of corporate HR and compensation, benefits, and talent acquisition at The Walt Disney Company, as its new Chief People Officer. Hodges, who will replace Activision’s current CPO Claudine Naughton, “will lead all aspects of human resources,” ranging from talent acquisition and compensation to “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

“I can’t think of a better person to join our team and help lead our ongoing commitment to an inclusive workplace,” Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick said in the announcement. “Julie is the seasoned leader we need to ensure we are the most inspiring, equitable and emulated entertainment company in the world.”



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