Yahoo’s head PR honcho Jill Nash is leaving the company, Kara Swisher reports, and we have confirmed. Nash has been with Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO) since 2006, when then-CEO Terry Semel hired her as chief communications officer. She’s had to put out public relations fires on many fronts during her tenure: the poor financial performance that sparked Semel’s ousting, the appointment (and resignation) of Jerry Yang as CEO, the drawn out *Microsoft* battle, as well as the constant stream of executive departures — including the resignation of Zimbra founder Satish Dharmaraj last week.
It’s not clear whether either of these latest departures are tied to the appointment of new CEO Carol Bartz
, and we haven’t received confirmation from the company yet. There’s also no read on where Nash is headed post-Yahoo, though she will remain with the company for the next few weeks.
Updated: Swisher has the full text of Nash’s farewell memo here.
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