Bloomberg L.P. is seeking to expand their communications strategy across the globe and have decided that Richard Powell is the man to lead the way. The company announced today that Powell has come aboard as chief communications officer and will handle domestic and international affairs in both new and existing markets. Powell will work under Bloomberg L.P.’s head of government relations and public affairs Kevin Sheekey.
Bloomberg L.P. president Dan Doctoroff believes Powell’s background equips him well for his new position:
We look forward to Rick joining at a time when Bloomberg is being more ambitious than ever. In just the past two years, we have started eight new businesses which allow us to reach new audiences like never before. Rick’s track record of managing complex and global issues will give a big boost to our ability to reach those audiences.
Powell most recently served as COO of Burson-Marsteller since 2007 and was managing director of Washington area public affairs firm Quinn, Gillespie & Associates since 2001.