Drew O'BrienDrew O'Brien

Drew O'Brien, who worked for former Secretary of State and Massachusetts Senator John Kerry for more than a decade, has joined Burson-Marsteller in Boston as managing director and global lead on the Bank of America account.

Most recently at Weber Shandwick in the executive VP/corporate post, O'Brien led partnerships and the higher education practice and served as strategic counselor for New England-based clients.

Before joining Kerry, O'Brien was special assistant to Boston Mayor Tom Menino, chief of staff to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission and deputy chancellor at the University of Massachusetts/Boston.

O'Brien reports to Mike Fernandez, B-M US CEO.