Robert Jones
Robert Jones

Robert Jones, who was senior VP-government relations and PA at Pfizer, has joined Mercury as managing director.

During his 19-year run at Pfizer, he led its federal, state and local advocacy efforts and strengthened the drugmaker’s relationships with PhRMA, BIO, National Governors Assn. and the US Chamber of Commerce.

With the COVID-19 outbreak, Jones provided guidance to Pfizer’s leadership team and other stakeholders on communications and crisis management matters.

He also worked with the governors of 14 states to assure them that Pfizer’s US plants would continue to operate.

Jay Propes, Mercury partner, said Jones’ “tenure at the highest levels of corporate and public affairs team leadership” will be an invaluable addition to the firm.

Omnicom owns Mercury.