Tori Fernandes is Head of Ad Sales Communications, Direct-to-Consumer & International, The Walt Disney Company.
Tori wents to school for music business and began her career through an internship with VH1’s Public Affairs division.
She worked for their Save the Music Foundation – an organization that provides musical instruments and encourages arts programs in schools around the country. That team reported into the Communications, so from time to time, she would helps make calls for TV listings and follow up with mailings. A year later, Tori was offered a temporary assignment with Nickelodeon’s Communications group, working as an admin for the team’s EVP. She would often offer to extend her help to the team when she had free time, and the Corporate Communications team always needed help, because they were the leanest. It was an instant fit for her – Corporate Communications is often the unsung hero of a comms team. They sit in a unique position within a company and are responsible for a myriad of things.