LOS ANGELES: Edelman has hired Sara Jones as EVP and group head for its Los Angeles public affairs practice.
Jones will focus on crisis and issues management, with specialties in labor relations and litigation and regulatory communications. She will report to James Williams, GM of Edelman Los Angeles.
Previously, Jones was MD of public affairs at Mercury Public Affairs, where she led the crisis and litigation communications practices. She has also served as SVP of public affairs at Apollo Group, SVP at Fleishman-Hillard, and VP at APCO Worldwide.