WASHINGTON, D.C.— Dwayne Lawler has joined Widmeyer Communications as a senior vice president in the firm’s health and wellness practice. Based in Widmeyer’s New York office, Lawler will focus on strengthening the firm’s corporate and executive communications offerings and developing integrated communication platforms for clients such as Pfizer, Nestlé, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and the Brain Injury Research Institute.
Lawler has nearly two decades of experience in corporate, executive and public policy communications having worked at PepsiCo, S.C. Johnson & Son, and for members of the U.S. Congress. As vice president of executive communications at PepsiCo, he developed and implemented strategic communications plans for the chairman and CEO and other senior executives to successfully position the company, its senior leaders and global brands among key internal and external stakeholders. At S.C. Johnson, he worked as director of reputation management, where he rolled out the company’s first-ever global issues management strategy.
Lawler has also served as communications director to U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, U.S. Representative Peter Visclosky and U.S. Representative Nydia Velazquez as well as the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee.