Neal Wolin
Neal Wolin

Brunswick Group today named senior counselor Neal Wolin CEO, succeeding Susan Gilchrist, who slides into the global clients chair slot. He'll be based in DC.

Wolin, who joined Brunswick in 2015, served in the Clinton and Obama Administrations. Under Obama, he was deputy secretary in the Treasury Dept., handling issues surrounding the global financial meltdown.

Wolin also was president/COO of The Hartford Financial Services Group.

Brunswick also named Helen James COO. She was CEO of Investis Ltd., the international digital communications shop.

James takes over for Rob Pinker, who shifts to emerging markets chair.