Burson-Marsteller Hires Former State Department Official For NGO Outreach

PR giant Burson-Marsteller has hired Bennett Freeman as managing director for Corporate Responsibility in the firm's U.S. Corporate and Financial Practice. The former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor "will lead the fast-growing specialty area that advises the firm's corporate and institutional clients on corporate responsibility policies, stakeholder engagement strategies, and international standards and initiatives that address human rights, labor rights, the environment and sustainable development." Freeman serves on the Board of Directors of Oxfam America and on the Business and Economic Relations Group of Amnesty International USA.