Michael Schoenfeld
Michael Schoenfeld

Brunswick Group has recruited Michael Schoenfeld, VP for public affairs, government relations & chief communications officer at Duke University. He will join the firm on Aug. 15.

As a Brunswick partner, he will counsel higher education institutions and academic medical centers.

Prior to his 14-year run at Duke, Schoenfeld spent a dozen years at Vanderbilt University, exciting as vice-chancellor of public affairs.

He also was senior VP for policy and public affairs at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Brunswick CEO Neal Wolin sees a big opportunity to support colleges as they deal with social and political issues and believes Schoenfeld will become an invaluable asset as the firm grows its capabilities in the academic space.