Diane Nelson, President of DC Entertainment and President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, has elected to take a leave of absence from the company as of April 2, as disclosed by Warner Bros. Entertainment CEO Kevin Tsujihara in a memo to employees. In the memo, it’s stated that Nelson “wants to recharge, as well as have immediate and uninterrupted time with her family,” and plans to return to her position.
DC executives including Publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee, DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and Executive Vice President Amit Desai will report to Thomas Gewecke, Warner Bros.’ Chief Digital Officer and EVP, Strategy and Business Development. The news was reported first by THR.
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The Hollywood Reporter notes this decision was made by Nelson after a “series of personal situations,” including recovering from back surgery. Tsujihara noted in the memo that he and “the entire senior management team” support her taking time off.
Nelson has been with Warner Bros. since 1996, when she joined in the role of Director of Worldwide Corporate Promotions. In her time with the company, she’s also served as President & Chief Content Officer of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and President of Warner Premiere. She joined DC as DC Entertainment President in 2009.