HOUSTON—Ward White, a veteran of senior agency and client public relations role, has joined Vollmer Public Relations as chief strategy officer, Helen Vollmer. In addition, Jay Andrew, most recently brand development supervisor at FKM in Houston, also has joined Vollmer as account director, specializing in energy, communications and industrial clients and will oversee the business-to-business accounts of Vollmer’s Houston office.
For 15 years, White was vice president, corporate relations for Northwestern Mutual, the nation’s largest individual life insurer. Earlier, he headed Bozell Public Relations Worldwide, now part of Weber Shandwick, where he also held senior positions in Houston, three East Coast offices, Chicago and then New York, where he oversaw the firm’s global operations. He was also president of Golin/Harris East.
White currently serves as the Arthur W. Page Society’s representative on the accrediting council for education in journalism and mass communications, the body that accredits university programs.
Andrew has held positions in sales, marketing, training and development for companies in the telecommunications, energy, financial services and information technology arenas. His international experience includes service as product manager in Mexico City for Ventura International. He was also director of marketing for PetroCom.