NEW YORK—Tony Jewell has joined Burson-Marsteller’s strategic team as a managing director. With a background in public affairs and issues management, Jewell joins a team focused on driving strategic solutions for clients’ business challenges. He will report to Ame Wadler, chief strategic and innovation officer and chairman of Burson’s global healthcare practice.
Jewell served as the deputy assistant secretary of public affairs for policy and strategy at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, coordinating public affairs activities on issues such as bioterrorism, Medicare and international health. He was responsible for developing and executing public affairs strategies for HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, as well as coordinating media activities for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Prior to that, Jewell was the press secretary for Governor Thompson in Wisconsin and an editor for the Associated Press.
More recently, Jewell was director of national public relations, for the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, where he headed media relations for Deloitte’s public sector and life sciences and healthcare practices.