Powell will oversee the expansion of Bloomberg’s global
communications strategy and infrastructure
NEW YORK -- Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Richard C.
Powell, Jr. will join the company as chief communications
officer. He will join the company from Burson-Marsteller, where
he is currently chief operating officer worldwide.
In his new role, Powell will oversee the expansion of
Bloomberg’s communications strategy and infrastructure to
support the company’s global growth in new and existing markets.
“Rick has demonstrated the strategic vision and abilities that
will build on Bloomberg’s leadership position worldwide,” said
Peter Grauer, Chairman of Bloomberg L.P. “His experience in
international communications and finance will be valuable assets
“We look forward to Rick joining at a time when Bloomberg is
being more ambitious than ever,” said Dan Doctoroff, President
of Bloomberg L.P. “In just the past two years, we have started
eight new businesses which allow us to reach new audiences like
never before. Rick’s track record of managing complex and
global issues will give a big boost to our ability to reach
“Bloomberg is going through an exciting period in its history,
and I’m looking forward to joining this dynamic and innovative
team,” Powell said.
Powell will report to Kevin Sheekey, head of government
relations and public affairs at Bloomberg L.P. and Chairman of
Powell’s career has included senior management roles in
communications, public affairs and venture capital firms and has
overseen numerous global projects for multinational corporations
and government leaders. Prior to his current role at Burson-
Marsteller, he served as managing director of Quinn Gillespie &
Associates in Washington, DC.
Bloomberg is the world’s most trusted source of information for
financial professionals and businesses. Bloomberg combines
innovative technology with unmatched analytics, data, news, and
display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical
information via the Bloomberg Professional service and
multimedia platforms, including Bloomberg Businessweek and
Bloomberg Markets magazines. Bloomberg’s media properties span
television, radio, digital and print, making up one of the
world’s largest news organizations. Headquartered in New York,
the company employs more than 12,500 people in 137 offices
around the world.
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--Bloomberg Press Room
-0- Jan/06/2011 02:46 GMT
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