Brunswick Group Opens New Office in Dallas
NEW YORK and DALLAS, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Brunswick Group LLC, a leading corporate communications partnership, today announced the opening of a new office in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas/Fort Worth office is Brunswick’s fourth office in the U.S. and its 17th office globally. The opening reflects a growing client base of corporations in the U.S. that require senior-level support for critical business issues and serves as an important international link in Brunswick’s global network.
The office will be led by Managing Partner Jim Wilkinson, and Brunswick’s newest partner, Mark Palmer. Wilkinson has extensive experience at Brunswick in international corporate and financial communications, litigation communications and crisis management. Prior to Brunswick, Wilkinson served in many key international roles, including serving as Chief of Staff for the U.S. Treasury Department for Secretary Henry M. Paulson. At Treasury he served as Paulson’s senior strategist and counselor, and worked on matters of finance and crisis management.
Brunswick appointed Mark Palmer as a Partner in the Dallas office. Palmer brings more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications, crisis management, litigation communications and financial transactions. Mark was previously vice president, corporate communications and organizational effectiveness at Sysco Corporation, based in Houston.
“Brunswick has a strong and growing base of important client relationships in Texas and in the broader U.S. market, and this new office will allow us to better service these and our other clients around the globe,” said Alan Parker, the firm’s Chairman. “Texas is a major international business and financial center, and we are proud to expand Brunswick’s cross-border offer to the Lone Star State.”
“We are thrilled that Mark is joining us as a partner to help us expand into Texas. Mark is a seasoned professional and one of the leaders in our field, and we have known Mark for years and respect his work. He is a great addition to our new office and to the U.S. practice,” said Steve Lipin, Brunswick Group’s Senior Partner in the U.S.
About Brunswick Group LLC
Brunswick Group LLC is a private partnership with a growing team of nearly 500 people, including 82 partners around the world. The firm has grown organically over 20 years and now has 17 wholly owned offices in 11 countries. These include Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Berlin, Brussels, Dallas/Fort Worth, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, London, Milan, New York, Paris, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vienna and Washington D.C. The firm’s service offer comprises corporate and financial communications, investor relations, internal communications and opinion research.
Jim Wilkinson has extensive experience in international corporate and financial communications, financial management, strategy, and crisis management. Prior to Brunswick Jim served as Chief of Staff for U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson, serving as Paulson’s senior strategist and counselor, and working on matters of financial policy and crisis management. Before Treasury, Wilkinson served as Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, and in The White House as Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications with Rice. Wilkinson previously served as Director of Strategic Communications for General Tommy R. Franks at U.S. Central Command, and in The White House as Deputy Director of Communications. Wilkinson worked for many years in the U.S. Congress, and also served as an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves. He has also taught international relations and communications at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and the JHU graduate school of government.
Mark Palmer is a partner in the Dallas/Fort Worth office. Mark brings more than 25 years of global experience in corporate communications, crisis management, litigation communications and financial transactions. Mark was previously vice president, corporate communications and organizational effectiveness at Sysco Corporation, based in Houston. While at Sysco, Mark built a best-in-class communications program focused on integrating corporate strategy, change management, and internal engagement. Prior to Sysco, Mark was managing director of the Media Relations Practice Group at Public Strategies, Inc., where he helped clients navigate issues including executive transition, international mergers, Congressional and Justice Department investigations, regulatory changes, and litigation. From 1996 to 2004, Mark was at Enron Corp., where he served as managing director and senior vice president, global communications. At Enron, Mark was responsible for internal and external communications, executive communications, and corporate brand management. During his tenure, Mark worked through several high-profile regulatory campaigns, multi-billion dollar acquisitions, and Enron’s bankruptcy and subsequent restructuring. Prior to Enron, Mark worked at Fina Inc. where he served as general manager of corporate communications. Mark received his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Contact Brunswick Group LLC, Mary Zimmerman, 212-333-3810
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