Seth Faison
Seth Faison

Seth Faison, who did a five-year stint as managing director of Sitrick And Company’s New York office, has joined Brunswick Group as partner in its freshly minted China hub.

Prior to working at Mike Sitrick’s Los Angeles-based crisis shop, Faison headed the New York Times’ Shanghai bureau and served as Beijing correspondent for the South China Morning Post, where he covered the Tiananmen Square massacre.

More recently, he was head of communications for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva.

Andy Browne, who spent 35 years reporting from Asia as China editor for the Wall Street Journal and Asia-Pacific News editor for Thomson Reuters, rejoins Brunswick as head of its China hub.

He was previously at Brooklyn-headquartered Bloomberg New Economy Forum, where he was editorial director. Browne served as partner for Brunswick in Beijing from 2007 to 2009.

The China hub is to bring together the firm’s full suite of experience and understanding of key issues impacting the country so it can better serve its clients, according to CEO Nel Wolin.