Former B-M PA Chief Hudson Opens Her Own Firm
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Former B-M PA Chief Hudson Opens Her Own Firm

Just three months after being named chairman of Burson-Marsteller’s global public affairs practice, Cynthia Hudson has left one of Washington’s largest public relations firms to set up a one-woman shop,

Paul Holmes

  WASHINGTON, D.C., July 30—Just three months after being named chairman of Burson-Marsteller’s global public affairs practice, Cynthia Hudson has left one of Washington’s largest public relations firms to set up a one-woman shop, Cynthia S. Hudson, Inc.
 
Hudson described her departure from B-M, where she spent five years, as “very amicable,” but said wanted to establish a more flexible work schedule and to spend more time on client work and less on general management duties. She added that she chose the name of her new firm to suggest a small, personalized shop.
 
Her inaugural clients include the National Association of Chain Drug Stores.
 
Prior to joining B-M, Hudson worked at Robinson Lake Lerer & Montgomery, now part of BSMG Worldwide, and worked as an aide to then-Rep. Jim Slattery, D-Kan., on the Democratic presidential campaigns of Michael Dukakis and Walter Mondale, and on the vice presidential candidacy of Geraldine Ferraro.
 
Richard Mintz, who was named chairman of B-M’s U.S. public affairs practice in April, will continue in that role.
                Separately, Burson-Marsteller appointed Jerry Selick chief financial officer for United States. Selick will be responsible for the business management and finance of all the firm’s practices and markets within this region and will report to CFO John Maltese.
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