NEW YORK—Janeen Lawlor and Kathryn Stack have been appointed directors in the public affairs practice at Burson-Marsteller. Lawlor will be based in New York and report to U.S. chair of public affairs Michael Lake, and Stack will be based in Washington, D.C. and will also report to Lake.
Lawlor has more than 10 years of experience as a communications executive with expertise in crisis management, media relations and public affairs. Stack specializes in corporate social responsibility, media relations, and public affairs and communication strategy and brings more than a decade of experience to Burson-Marsteller.
Lawlor most recently served as chief of staff for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities where she played a senior advisory role throughout the development and launch of New Jersey's Energy Master Plan, the state's energy vision through 2020. She also served as chief strategist and advisor to the president of the board and as the principal liaison to the governor's office on all matters pertaining to the Board of Public Utilities. Earlier, she served as director of communications for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.
Prior to joining Burson-Marsteller, Stack was a vice president at [email protected], a Fleishman-Hillard company, where she oversaw communication programs for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, including consumer research, marketing materials, advertising, partnership development and events and speaking opportunities. Prior to [email protected], Stack was a senior director of public affairs for FD Dittus Communications.