PLANO, TX—EDS has promoted Jeff Baum to vice president of global communications, effective immediately. Baum will be responsible for all of EDS’ internal and external communications in 60 countries around the world and will report directly to EDS’ office of the chairman. Baum replaces Tom Mattia, who is leaving the company to lead communications at Coca-Cola.
Baum, who joined EDS in 2000, most recently served as vice president of external relations, where he directed the company’s corporate public relations and community affairs efforts.
“EDS’ growth strategy must be supported by best-in-class communications,” said EDS Chairman and CEO Mike Jordan. “I am confident that Jeff’s experience and track record of success position him well to lead our efforts.”
Prior to joining EDS, Baum served as director of financial media relations for Lucent Technologies. Previously, he managed government affairs, corporate communications, and corporate media relations for Warner-Lambert Company. He began his career as a congressional staff member and later worked with the Washington office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, the lobbying firm.