Kori Bernards has been appointed vice president ofcorporate communications at the Motion Picture Association of America and willbe based in the company's Encino offices.

Bernards mostrecently served as senior advisor to Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and alsoworked as communications director for the Democratic Congressional CampaignCommittee.

A publicrelations veteran of more than 12 years, her previous assignments includeworking on the Clinton-Gore campaign in Phoenix, Arizona, and serving as presssecretary to former Democratic Leader Richard A Gephardt.