Brunswick strengthens senior media expertise.
Brunswick Group, the world’s leading critical issues advisory firm, today announced that John Simons will join the firm as a Partner in New York on April 1, 2023.
John has served in senior editorial roles at top-tier news publications for more than 30 years, most recently as Executive Editor at TIME. There, he was responsible for the publication’s technology coverage, as well as broader national and business news. Prior to this, he spent several years at the Wall Street Journal as Deputy Health and Science Editor, as well as Energy Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Earlier in his career, John covered the drug and biotech industries, immigration, technology and economic policy at the U.S. News & World Report and Fortune.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “John brings considerable media expertise to Brunswick, having held several leadership positions at top-tier publications. Through his reporting and editorial work, he has a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing companies in the technology, media and telecoms, energy and healthcare sectors, in particular, which will be hugely valuable to our clients. I am delighted John is joining the firm.”
On joining Brunswick, John Simons said: “After three decades as a business journalist—analyzing data, people, and processes, convening conversations with leaders, developing narratives, and explaining the complexities of technology, energy, healthcare, and the global economy—I’m thrilled to put these skills to work for Brunswick. I look forward to uncovering new insights and discoveries that help clients anticipate—and exceed—the ever-changing expectations of their stakeholders.”
About John Simons
John joins Brunswick from TIME where he was Executive Editor, responsible for national and business news, as well as the publication’s technology coverage. He also co-hosted TIME100 live events, including panels and interviews with top business leaders. Prior to this, John spent several years at the Wall Street Journal as Deputy Health and Science Editor and Bureau Chief for the Health Business, where he helped guide coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Before that, he was the outlet’s Energy Editor for Europe, Middle East and Africa and Deputy Bureau Chief for Management and Careers.
Previously, John held senior editorial roles with the International Business Times, The Associated Press and Black Enterprise. Earlier in his career, he covered the drug and biotech industries, immigration, technology and economic policy as a Senior Editor at the U.S. News & World Report and Staff Writer at Fortune.
John received a BSc in Journalism from Northeastern University. He won the National Association of Black Journalists “Salute to Excellence” Award in 2008.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues and critical stakeholders. Our purpose is to help our clients play their role in the world successfully. We advise on critical issues and critical stakeholders at the center of business, politics and society, and help our clients – the leaders of large, complex organizations – understand and navigate these interconnected worlds. Brunswick is one firm globally, operating as a single profit center. This allows us to respond seamlessly and effectively to clients’ needs wherever they are in the world.
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