LONDON: James Rubin, former assistant secretary of state and chief
spokesman for the State Department under Madeleine Albright, will join
the Brunswick Group today as a partner, splitting his time between the
London and New York offices and reporting to managing partner James
Rubin's main task will be to build the agency's European network and
help earn more US business. Tim Payne, partner and head of Brunswick's
New York office, said Rubin will be performing top-end international
client work, which includes financial, corporate communications and
international crisis communications.
Payne said Rubin's international contacts made him a top choice for the
corporate and financial communications firm.
'We can't think of anybody who's better placed to understand global
communications and help people tell their stories in that context than
someone who has done it for the US government,' said Payne.
Prior to joining the State Department, Rubin served as director of
foreign policy and spokesman for the Clinton/Gore '96 presidential
campaign. He also worked with Madeleine Albright in formulating US
policy at the United Nations.
The time-share agreement between London and New York is particularly
attractive to Rubin, whose wife, CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour,
is based in London.