Former Warner Bros. Communications Chief Dee Dee Myers has been selected as senior advisor to Gov. Gavin Newsom and director of the governor’s office of business and economic development.

Myers stepped down earlier this year as executive vice president of worldwide corporate communications and public affairs for Warner Bros. after a five-year run at the studio. She joined the studio after a distinguished career that included a stint as White House press secretary during President Bill Clinton’s first term — the first woman to hold the position.

“California is the world’s fifth-largest economy and the gateway to the rest of the world,” said Newsom. “While the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our economy, California will bounce back thanks to our incredible assets and our spirit of innovation. An economic recovery that lifts all Californians will require us to work together. With more than three decades of experience in both the public and private sectors — in California and nationally — Dee Dee brings an ability to work across sectors, ensuring that our recovery is built upon common ground and common solutions.”

Myers joined the Newsom administration in May as a volunteer to support the governor amid the pandemic crisis and served on the Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery. Prior to joining Warner Bros., she was a managing director of the Glover Park Group, where she counseled corporate and non-profit clients on strategic and crisis communications, reputation management and strategic positioning.

After leaving the White House, she worked as a political analyst, commentator, writer and contributing editor to Vanity Fair. She wrote the New York Times best-selling book “Why Women Should Rule the World.” She also co-hosted the CNBC political talk show “Equal Time” and was a consultant on the “The West Wing.”

Before joining the Clinton presidential campaign in 1991, Myers worked on a number of local, state and national campaigns, including press secretary for Dianne Feinstein in her 1990 bid for governor of California and worked on the presidential campaigns of Governor Michael S. Dukakis and Vice President Walter F. Mondale.