NEW YORK—American International Group has named Mark Herr as vice president, corporate media relations. He will oversee all aspects of AIG's corporate media relations, including developing and implementing AIG's media relations strategy, counseling senior management on media affairs, and coordinating media activities with AIG's communications professionals around the world.
Herr joined the AIG media relations team in early 2009, initially focusing on divestitures and other activities related to the company’s restructuring. Later, his media relations responsibilities were expanded to include legal, regulatory and public policy issues. He reports to Christina Pretto, AIG senior vice president, corporate communications.
Herr joined AIG from Merrill Lynch, where he served as chief media spokesperson and strategist for legal, regulatory and public policy issues. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, he served as the director and assistant attorney general in charge of New Jersey's division of consumer affairs and bureau of securities. Earlier in his career, he was in private practice as a litigator, served as a speechwriter for New Jersey Governor Tom Kean, and worked as a reporter for United Press International, the Atlanta Journal, and the Bergen Record.