Based in Washington DC, Gottheimer - who is just 31 - joins from a role as director of strategic comms at Ford Motor Company.
At B-M he will report to worldwide president and CEO Mark Penn in a role that also carries the status of worldwide executive V-P.
In the late 1990s Gottheimer worked as a special assistant and speechwriter to then president Bill Clinton. He is also a former speech writer for presidential candidate John Kerry.
At Ford he oversaw comms strategy, corporate advertising and its Washington public affairs operation.