NEW YORK—Business and financial news specialist Bloomberg has hired Richard Powell 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. He will report to Kevin Sheekey, head of government relations and public affairs at Bloomberg and chairman of Bloomberg Government.
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, D.C.