NEW YORK, February 8, 2016 – Burson-Marsteller, a leading strategic communications and global public relations firm, today announced Teresa Henderson has joined as Market Leader for the Southwest and a Managing Director in the firm’s U.S. Corporate and Financial Practice. She is based in Dallas and reports to Alan Sexton, Chair of the U.S. Corporate Practice and New York Market Leader.
Henderson has 25 years of experience as a trusted C-suite advisor and has deep experience in corporate communications, reputation, and issues and crisis management across multiple industries including healthcare, consumer, technology, energy, education and professional services. In her new role, she will manage a variety of clients and help drive business development in the Southwest market.
“Teresa is a veteran corporate communicator, bringing a dynamic mixture of experience across multiple industries and communications specialties,” said Michael Law, U.S. CEO, Burson-Marsteller. “She embodies the high caliber of talent that Burson-Marsteller offers to its clients, and will be an invaluable asset to our colleagues and clients as we continue to grow our presence in Texas and the Southwest.”
Before joining Burson-Marsteller, Henderson was Senior Vice President of Client Development for Saxum, an energy-focused agency, and was instrumental in winning clients including Hess Corp., Interstate Natural Gas Association of America and RigNet, among others. From 2011 to 2014, she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pierpont Communications’ Dallas office, where her clients included Saudi Aramco, Sunoco Logistics, Emirates Airlines and private equity and management consulting firms. Prior to that, Henderson was an Executive Vice President at Edelman, where she was General Manager for Edelman’s Dallas and Austin offices as well as head of the firm’s Southwest Corporate Practice. She also spent six years at Ketchum as director of the firm’s Dallas office and liaison to Central America.
Henderson began her career as a copywriter at Runner’s World magazine and has held corporate positions with subsidiaries of Pillsbury Corp. and Danaher Corp.
“I am delighted to join Burson-Marsteller’s team of world-class counselors who are so skilled at marrying strategic insights with creative output to drive measurable results for their clients,” Henderson added. “We have an extremely talented team on the ground in the Southwest and I look forward to expanding our footprint across the region.”
She currently serves on the board of directors and executive committee for the SPCA of Texas and on the Leadership Dallas Alumni Board. She has held board positions include Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, Family Gateway and Junior Achievement.
Henderson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Old Dominion University.
Burson-Marsteller, established in 1953, is a leading global strategic communications and global public relations firm. It provides clients with strategic thinking and program execution across a full range of public relations, public affairs, reputation and crisis management, advertising and digital strategies. The firm’s seamless worldwide network consists of 73 offices and 85 affiliate offices, together operating in 110 countries across six continents. Burson-Marsteller is a part of Young & Rubicam Group, a subsidiary of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), the world’s leader in communications services. For more information, please visit www.burson-marsteller.com.
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