Burson-Marsteller creates global practice chair positions

NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller announced two new global chair positions this week.

NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller announced two new global chair positions this week.

Ame Wadler, formerly the US healthcare practice chair, assumed the global chair role in that practice, and Richard Mintz, formerly the US public affairs practice chair, has done likewise for the global public affairs practice. Accordingly, the two join Burson's worldwide executive board.

"In their new positions, they will continue their contribution to the firm by applying their proven skills and vision worldwide," said Christopher Komisarjevsky, Burson-Marsteller president & CEO, in a release.

Mintz led the firm's "The New Color of Money" public affairs campaign and Wadler's US healthcare practice was the highest ranked in quality reputation in the PR industry by the 2004 Harris/Impulse Survey.

Jim Lake, managing director in the US public affairs office, will assume Mintz's position, and JeanAnn Morgan, managing director in the US healthcare practice, was appointed deputy chair for the US healthcare practice.

Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Brands, a subsidiary of WPP Group.

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