George is a Partner in the Washington DC, office specializing in crisis communications, cybersecurity, reputational and public affairs matters. He also co-chairs the global Cybersecurity and Privacy practice, helping clients prepare for and respond to cybersecurity incidents.
Prior to joining Brunswick, George was head of Marketing and Communications at Booz Allen Hamilton, a leading provider of management consulting, technology and engineering services to the U.S. government, corporates and non-profits. He brings extensive expertise from the highest levels of the national security and defense community, as well as the private sector. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, he served as Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs and Pentagon Press Secretary, and as Director of Public Affairs and Chief of Media Relations for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). In these roles, he worked closely with counterparts from other governments to address the full range of security challenges facing the U.S., its allies and partners around the world. He also spent five years at IBM advising corporate and government clients on business and technology strategy.
In addition to his work at Brunswick, George is on the Board of Advisors for the University of Chicago’s Project on Security and Terrorism, the Board of Advisors for the Masters of Science in Foreign Service Program at Georgetown University, as well as the Board of Imagination Stage, a children’s theater and arts education center serving youth of all ages in the Washington area.
Areas of Expertise (7)
American Politics and Government
Georgetown University: Ph.D., International Relations and Affairs 2000
University of Virginia: M.A., Foreign Affaris 1994
University of Virginia: B.A., Echols Scholar 1994
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Pentagon Press Secretary
- Booz Allen Hamilton
5 Takeaways from the 2019 State of the Union| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2019)
President Trump delivered his second State of the Union speech before both houses of Congress. In a speech that lasted 82 minutes, a subdued President Trump struck a conciliatory tone but held fast to partisan positions on immigration and abortion.
2018 U.S. midterm elections briefing| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2018)
As we step-back from the 2018 U.S midterm election results, Brunswick’s Washington office shares five key pieces of post-midterm advice for executives.
Ask not what your country can do for you…| Brunswick Group Perspectives (2017)
As spokesman for the Central Intelligence Agency from 2007 to 2011, I was accustomed to surprises. Still, I could never have predicted that I would be asked to prepare the communications plan used to publicly discuss the May 2011 raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound.