NEW YORK—Richard Mintz, most recently head of the global public affairs practice at Burson-Marsteller, has joined The Brunswick Group as a partner. Mintz will be based in the firm’s Washington D.C. office where he will focus on critical communications assignments involving public affairs, issues management, public advocacy, and crisis and litigation.
“Richard has global experience in advising clients at the highest levels on issues that combine communications, business and politics,” says Steven Lipin, Brunswick’s senior partner in the U.S. “Richard will add significant value to the strong client base Brunswick has built in Washington and around the world, bringing unique expertise to our existing offer, while also growing the scope of services we provide.”
Mintz joins Brunswick from Burson, where most recently he headed the agency’s global public affairs group and its business development efforts. In his nine years with the firm, he played a leading role on a wide range of assignments, including Hong Kong’s SARS recovery efforts and the introduction of the redesigned U.S. currency. He also built and led a specialty group in aviation and travel industry crisis communications and policy issues, advising such clients as US Airways on its reorganization and merger, Cathay Pacific on issues management, Orbitz on its consumer launch, and the hotel industry on crisis preparedness and response.
Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Mintz served as director of public affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Clinton Administration, where he directed crisis communications planning and response for a broad range of major incidents, including airline accidents, train wrecks, oil spills and floods. Earlier, he served in senior positions in the 1992 Clinton Presidential Campaign and at Ogilvy Public Relations.