WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon Announces Leave of Absence

Stephanie McMahon Takes Leave of Absence
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Via Twitter, WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced that she will be taking a leave of absence from “the majority of responsibilities” in the company. This is a position that McMahon has held since 2013. Since then, many of her responsibilities were tied to furthering WWE’s brand, whether it was through relationships with advertisers, business partners, or other third parties. She also became one of the Co-Founders, alongside husband Paul Levesque, of Connor’s Cure, a non-profit organization focused on pediatric cancer research; this was established in honor of WWE fan Connor Michalek, who passed away at 8 years old in 2014 following his own battle with cancer.

Stephanie McMahon Announces Leave of Absence

What to Know Regarding Following Departure of WWE CBO

As of May 20, Stephanie McMahon will be stepping away from most of her responsibilities in WWE. She posted the below message on her official Twitter account.

As of tomorrow, I am taking a leave of absence from the majority of my responsibilities at WWE. WWE is a lifelong legacy for me and I look forward to returning to the company that I love after taking this time to focus on my family.

It was noted that she plans on returning to WWE after focusing on her family. This past September, it was reported that her husband, Paul Levesque, underwent a procedure following a “cardiac event” that stemmed from a genetic heart issue. The following March, Levesque sat down for an interview to discuss the procedure at length before announcing his retirement from in-ring competition.

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