Burson-Marsteller Further Strengthens U.S. Leadership Team

  Burson-Marsteller Further Strengthens U.S. Leadership Team

                 Alan Sexton Joins as New York Market Leader

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- September 4, 2013

Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications firm,
announced Alan Sexton has joined the firm as the New York Market Leader and
member of the U.S. Leadership Team, effective immediately. Sexton will report
to U.S. CEO Dave DenHerder and be responsible for the oversight and continued
growth of the firm’s New York office, which is the largest in the
Burson-Marsteller global network with more than 200 employees.

Sexton’s appointment follows several other recent senior hires by
Burson-Marsteller in the U.S., including U.S. President Michael Law, Executive
Vice President Bill Orr and U.S. Chief Strategy Officer Thomas Gensemer.

“New York is one of the most important markets for our U.S. and worldwide
network,” said DenHerder. “Alan’s global experience and proven management
skills make him the ideal person to help us grow and expand in the New York
market, which also serves as our firm’s global headquarters.”

Sexton, throughout his career, has led integrated, interdisciplinary campaigns
for clients. He comes to Burson-Marsteller from Global Strategy Group, where
he served as Executive Vice President of Communications since 2011. Prior to
joining Global Strategy Group, Sexton led the Public Affairs Practice at
Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide in New York. Sexton is an expert in
corporate reputation, crisis management, brand positioning and influencer
engagement. He was named to PRWeek’s “40 Under 40” list in 2010. During his
career, Sexton has managed U.S. and international assignments for clients such
as American Express, BP, Ford Motor Company, DHL, DoubleClick, LexisNexis and
Pitney Bowes.

Earlier in his career, Sexton spent several years with The Harbour Group, a
public affairs and lobbying firm based in Washington, DC. Before that, he
worked on issues management and media relations campaigns as a member of the
Public Affairs Practice at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, DC.

Sexton is a History and Political Science graduate of the University of
Dublin, Trinity College. He also holds a master’s degree in International
Security Studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.

About Burson-Marsteller

Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global public relations
and communications 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 74 offices and 85 affiliate
offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents.
Burson-Marsteller is a unit of WPP, the world’s leading communications
services network. For more information, please visit bm.com.


Paul Cordasco, 212-614-4522
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