CHICAGO: Boeing has hired noted PR veteran Tod Hullin as its new SVP of communications after a search conducted by Korn/Ferry. Hullin will join the company on September 12. He replaces Judith Muhlberg, who left the company in March after four years in the post.
Hullin recently served as the chief spokesperson for Edgar Bronfman Jr. and a group Bronfman assembled to bid on Vivendi's media and entertainment assets. Hullin had worked for Vivendi, but left in April 2002.
At the time Hullin left Vivendi, the New York Post called him one of the highest-paid PR people in the country, noting that when he handled strategic PR for Time Warner,
he reportedly made more than $1 million annually.
Hullin also has roots in public affairs and national politics, having served in the Nixon White House in the 1960s and as associate director for housing and community affairs from May 1974 to January 1976. He also worked as public affairs chief for Donald Rumsfeld during his first stint as secretary of defense under former President Ford.
Boeing has extensive dealings with the US and foreign governments.