Errol Cockfield
Errol Cockfield

Errol Cockfield, who was press secretary to former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and his successor David Paterson, has joined Brunswick Group as a partner in its Big Apple office.

Most recently, Cockfield was senior VP-communications at MSNBC, where he handled overall media strategy and senior VP in Edelman's corporate & PA affairs shop.

He began his career as a journalist (Los Angeles Times, Hartford Courant and Newsday) and will advise Brunswick clients on the technology, media and telecommunications sectors.

The firm also brought on Andrew Williams, who was managing director of corporate communications at Goldman Sachs, as a partner in New York. He led PR for Goldman's digital consumer bank, Marcus.

Previously, Wiliams was director of media relations at General Electric and served on the public affairs staff of the Treasury Dept and New York Federal Reserve during the global financial meltdown.