Mick Cornett, who served as mayor of Oklahoma City from 2004 to 2018, has joined Jones PR in an executive counsel capacity.
He ran for governor of the Sooner State last year but lost in the Republican party runoff to Gov. Kevin Stitt.
As mayor, Cornett is remembered for his role in luring the National Basketball Assn.’s Seattle SuperSonics, now Oklahoma City Thunder, to his city in 2008.
He spent 20 years at a TV sportcaster, news anchor and owned a video production company before entering politics.
Brenda Jones Barwick has known Cornett since they attended the University of Oklahoma.
She served in Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush White Houses before joining OKC’s Ackerman McQueen as VP-PR, where she handled the Dallas Cowboys and Six Flags accounts.
Barwick opened her shop in 2001.