BCW appoints Lee Alman as US Issues & Crisis Head

Adgully Bureau |

Lee Alman, a seasoned professional with extensive experience from Edelman, has assumed the role of US Issues & Crisis Head at BCW. In his capacity as Executive VP, based in Los Angeles, Alman will spearhead BCW's issues, risk, and crisis specialization across the United States, operating within BCW's broader corporate affairs division.

With a robust background spanning 12 years at Edelman, where he held the position of Executive VP within the US crisis and risk practice, Alman brings a wealth of expertise to his new role. His responsibilities at Edelman encompassed managing diverse client issues such as cybersecurity, corporate restructuring, executive misconduct, investor activism, labor relations, and natural disasters, among others. Prior to his tenure at Edelman, Alman served as Director of External Affairs for The Doe Fund, overseeing both internal and external communications for the significant nonprofit organization.

Kristine Boyden, CEO of BCW Americas, emphasized the critical need for strategic guidance in today's multifaceted business landscape, praising Alman's ability to navigate complex challenges with clarity and prudence. She highlighted his proficiency not only in assisting clients across various industries but also in team leadership and development.

Alman's appointment comes at a pivotal moment as BCW prepares for its merger with sister agency Hill & Knowlton, forming a unified entity named Burson effective July 1. This merger will establish a formidable $1 billion PR firm, poised to become a dominant force within the industry.