Apple PR Chief Katie Cotton Officially Retires

Katie CottonKatie Cotton, Apple’s longtime vice president of worldwide corporate communications, has officially said good bye to Apple, according to Re/Code. It was reported earlier that Katie Cotton would be retiring and today she has officially retired.

If you do not know, Katie Cotton has been with Apple for nearly two decades, working with Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs and Tim Cook. Katie has helped guide media around everything on Apple Products from iMac to iPad. Being one of the most powerful executives at Apple, Cotton kept a low profile. She picked her statements carefully and was aggressive in keeping information and remained tight-lipped.

Apple said in a statement:

Katie has given her all to this company for over 18 years. She has wanted to spend time with her children for some time now. We are really going to miss her.

When reached by Re/Code Katie said:

This is hard for me. Apple is a part of my heart.

Cotton was ranked in Fortune magazine’s 50 Most Powerful Women at No.50 and included in PR Weeks Power list from 2010 to 2012.

Now that Cotton has left, Apple has to find a replacement. According to The Verge, most likely candidates for the position are Steve Dowling and Natalie Kerris. Both of them have worked with Apple for over a decade.

Via Re/Code

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