SAN FRANCISCO—Brunswick Group has hired Israel Hernandez and Camille Anderson in the firm's growing San Francisco office. Hernandez will focus on international mandates, market access, business strategy and transactions while Anderson will concentrate on crises, public affairs and broader corporate reputation and media engagement assignments.
Hernandez joins the firm as a director, bringing more than 15 years experience in politics, and business and market development. He most recently was assistant secretary of commerce for international trade and director general of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service. He was responsible for designing strategies and specific plans to help U.S. companies enter international markets.
He previously worked at the White House from 2001-2005 as deputy assistant to the President where he helped oversee strategic planning, political affairs, public liaison, and intergovernmental affairs efforts. From 1993, he worked on the statewide campaigns for and in the gubernatorial office of George W. Bush.
Anderson joins the firm as an account director. Most recently she served as deputy press secretary for California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, responsible for managing communications and media engagement for issues including the economy, business, housing, transportation, infrastructure investment, labor and education. She was also communications director for Gov. Schwarzenegger’s California Economic Recovery Task Force.