The firm also hired Pete Havel as a director in its US public affairs practice in Dallas. He is the former executive director for Congressional and public affairs for the US Chamber of Commerce's Southwest and South Central regions. Havel also reports to Lake.
NEW YORK: Burson-Marsteller named Susanne Deegan an MD in the WPP agency's US public affairs practice. She will be based in New York. Deegan, who worked for the firm from 1999 to 2007, reports to Mike Lake, US public affairs practice chair at Burson-Marsteller. She most recently held the position of MD at The Harbour Group.