Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications consultancy, announced that Curtis S. Chin has been named managing director, Global Business & Client Development.
“Burson-Marsteller’s heritage and continued strength is its consistency of client service excellence around the globe,” said Chin. “Working with our company’s senior leadership, we will continue to build our business, providing even greater value, innovation and results to meet clients’ needs in and across every region of the world. Globalization and multi-national clients demand the global excellence that Burson-Marsteller delivers.”
Drawing on some 20 years experience in the public and private sectors, Chin will focus on working with the firm’s senior leadership in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific to help ensure the company continues to lead the industry in winning and building global business, across geographic borders and practice areas. Chin also continues in his client leadership roles as a managing director in Burson-Marsteller’s U.S. Public Affairs Practice and as the first U.S.-based managing director in the firm’s Asia-Pacific operations, serving as an ambassador and liaison to select U.S. and European clients and team members throughout the Asia-Pacific region. He reports to Mark J. Penn, the firm’s worldwide president and chief executive officer.
Chin is a public affairs & policy specialist with extensive experience working with corporations, not-for-profit organizations and the public sector in the Asia-Pacific region and elsewhere around the world. With a particular focus on economic & trade issues, and the challenges facing international businesses and government in an increasingly global media and financial environment, Chin has worked in the firm’s Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., and New York offices. He also served in the Administration of President George H.W. Bush as a special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. During the Administration of President George W. Bush, Chin served on the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy.