Brunswick Group, the strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues, today announced that Susan Lagana has joined as a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office focused on public affairs and political issues.
Susan is an expert in strategic communications, crisis response, reputation management and advocacy on complex policy issues. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in politics, public policy and global public affairs as both a communications professional and attorney, and has advised policymakers and corporate leaders with issues before the U.S. Congress and Administration, the U.K. Parliament and the European Union. Susan was most recently a Managing Director for Public Affairs and Crisis at Burson, Cohn & Wolfe, where she counseled corporate clients across a range of sectors on trade, security and geopolitical issues.
Neal Wolin, Chief Executive Officer, said: “Susan has a wealth of experience in advising on critical issues in the public and private sector as both a lawyer and public affairs practitioner. We are delighted that she is joining our expanding U.S. public affairs team, where she will add significant value to both U.S. and international clients seeking expert counsel on how to navigate Washington.”
George Little, Partner and Washington, D.C. Office Head, said: “Susan’s experience lies at the heart of what makes Brunswick tick: delivering advice on the most pressing challenges clients face, whether a public affairs issue in Washington, an unforeseeable corporate crisis or a transition in leadership. She brings to the firm sharp advisory skills and insights our clients demand. It is a pleasure to welcome her to our team.”
On joining Brunswick, Susan Lagana said: “Throughout the business world, Brunswick has a reputation for being the premier advisory firm for clients facing complex challenges, and I couldn’t be more proud to join a team with such deep expertise in so many areas.”
About Susan Lagana
Susan was most recently the Managing Director for Public Affairs and Crisis at Burson, Cohn & Wolfe (BCW), counseling business clients on a variety of domestic and global public affairs issues. She managed teams advising corporate clients on a range of issues, including trade and national security policy, crisis preparedness and response, communicating corporate purpose and sustainability, technology policy and regulation, and environmental and climate policy. She also prepared communications strategies for U.S. firms involved in litigation, investigations and regulatory actions across national and global jurisdictions.
Prior to BCW, Susan was the Director of Public Affairs and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Department of Transportation and served as Director of Strategic Communications for the Secretary of the U.S. Navy. Susan was also an attorney at Sidley Austin LLP.
Susan holds a JD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law and a BS in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
About Brunswick Group
Brunswick is a strategic advisory firm focused on critical issues. Our purpose is to help the great value-creating organizations of the world play a more successful role in society. We advise on critical issues 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.
For more information, visit: www.brunswickgroup.com.
Name: George Little
Title: Partner, Office Head, Washington, D.C.
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