Jon Wentzel, who was a top executive at Burson-Marsteller and Ogilvy, joined the Nuclear Energy Institute this month as VP-communications.

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The Washington-based executive is in charge of media relations, digital and editorial to "promote timely and effective coverage of the nuclear energy industry," according to the NEI.

At B-M, Wentzel served as executive VP/chief client officer and handled the WPP unit's campaign for Walgreens Boots Alliance. He also chaired the consumer and brand marketing practice.

For Ogilvy, he handled corporate communications and PR practices for its western region, providing issues management and counsel to the American Chemistry Council and Covered California, and served as PR rep to OgilvyEarth, the environmental and sustainability practice.

Wentzel's goal is to help NEI promote nuclear energy as "a pillar of America’s national security, a jobs creator and a guarantor of the nation’s clean air."