"Joel Benenson is one of the most respected communications strategists in the world, and we are proud to have him work with us at both BSG and now as one of our Worldwide Vice Chairs," said Donald Baer, Worldwide Chair and CEO, Burson-Marsteller. "With Joel in this role, we will be able to extend the impressive contributions he and BSG have already made to Burson-Marsteller since they joined us."
Added Benenson, "I look forward to taking on this larger role within Burson-Marsteller and to working closely with our clients to help them overcome the challenges of a more complex and fractured media environment and achieve their communications and business goals."
Burson-Marsteller's other Worldwide Vice Chairs include Karen Hughes, former Counselor to President George W. Bush and one of the world's foremost communication strategists, specializing in crisis communications, executive communications and strategic messaging; and Pat Ford, Worldwide Chief Client Officer and 27-year Burson-Marsteller veteran who specializes in corporate reputation management, senior executive communications, media strategy, and issues and crisis management.
Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global strategic communications and public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm's seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Group, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world's leader in communications services. For more information, please visit www.burson-marsteller.com.
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