CHICAGO—Jerilan Greene, an expert in internal communications, has joined the Chicago office of Burson-Marsteller as a director in its U.S. corporate practice. Greene will focus on growing organizational communications services in the Chicagoland market and nationwide and will report to Deborah Bowker, chair of the U.S. corporate practice.
Greene joins Burson-Marsteller from Deloitte Consulting LLP, where she was part of the strategic communications national leadership team as well as the change leadership and learning practice. She specialized in helping companies achieve significant change and strategic shifts through results-focused internal communication strategies and plans and was instrumental in developing and enhancing some of the firm’s methodologies and approaches for integrated communication and change services supporting mergers and acquisitions.
She also led clients and communication teams for other large-scale transitions such as HR transformation, business process outsourcing, workforce restructuring, and transition of talent management, employee and executive compensation and benefits programs.
“In the last decade, the art, science and practice of internal communications has gained considerable momentum in business and as a priority on the C-suite agenda—especially as our workplaces become more global, virtual and diverse,” says Greene, who says she will be “focused on helping organizations address new realities, changes and critical priorities through creative, results-oriented internal and change communications.”
Prior to Deloitte, Greene developed and implemented corporate media relations strategies at Incyte Genomics and Fleishman Hillard San Francisco.