Patrick Hillmann leaves Edelman, where he was global head of innovation for the crisis and risk practice, to assume the chief communications officer position at blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency exchange company Binance.
Before joining Edelman, Hillmann was vice president of public affairs and advocacy at the National Association of Manufacturers and director of public advocacy, government affairs and policy at GE. He has also held executive positions at LEVICK, Olson and Ketchum.
At Binance, Hillmann will oversee the organization’s corporate communications, public affairs, media relations and stakeholder engagement efforts. He will also work alongside Binance’s compliance and security leaders as the organization coordinates with global regulators.
“We’re working hand-in-glove with regulators around the world toward our mutual goal of protecting users, encouraging innovation and further establishing the industry. Patrick’s fifteen years of experience working on global regulatory issues, such as GDPR, will be critical in advancing that work,” said Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao.