NEW YORK: Edelman has named former Burson-Marsteller senior director David Roznowski as SVP in its Houston office.
In his new role, Roznowski has joined the agency’s energy sector leadership team and oversees Edelman South’s oil and gas, clean technology, chemicals, and utilities efforts. He reports to Danielle Allen, GM of Edelman Houston.
Steve Behm, president of Edelman South, said Roznowski’s more than two decades of in-house and agency experience in the energy space will benefit a practice in which staffers are working through events such as changing oil prices.
While at Burson, Roznowski worked in the corporate and global energy practice, according to his LinkedIn profile. A Burson representative was not immediately available to comment on Roznowski’s departure.
Prior to that, Roznowski served as communications leader for BP Products North America; head of corporate communications and community relations at petroleum refinery Hovensa; and state government affairs manager for chemical company LyondellBasell.
Edelman has also brought on former Associated Press national environment reporter Dina Cappiello as a VP based in Washington, DC, where she will report to EVP and group director Jaime Zarraby. Her energy reporting experience spans roles at Environment & Energy Publishing, Congressional Quarterly, The Houston Chronicle, and The Times-Union in Albany, New York.
"With her 15 years of experience covering the sector as a journalist, we see her coming in and helping us elevate the way we help clients tell their stories, bringing that eye for investigative reporting, and bringing issues to life," said Zarraby.
Last month, Edelman appointed Laura Pesin Eder, previously US president and COO at DeVries Global, to serve as EVP and director of operations for the New York consumer practice.
In January, the firm merged its Southwest and Southeast operations and tapped Behm to lead the new division.