Katie Cotton, Apple's head of public relations, set to retire
Katie Cotton, longtime head of Apple's public relations (PR) team under both the late Steve Jobs and now Tim Cook is getting set to retire. Statements from Apple and Cotton both have been published by Re/code:
Cotton has been responsible for shaping a generation of Apple media relations, including iconic products like the iPhone and iPad. She will no doubt be missed but she's also leaving behind an incredibly talented PR organization at Apple.
Other senior Apple executives who have recently retired or announced their retirement include Peter Oppenheimer, the CFO and Bob Mansfield, head of hardware engineering.
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