BP America appoints communications & external affairs head
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- BP has appointed Geoff Morrell as Senior V.P. of the newly formed U.S. Communications & External Affairs organization.
Communications & External Affairs is a consolidation of three previously existing teams within the company – U.S. Communications, which Morrell previously led, as well as Government and Public Affairs, and Federal and International Affairs.
In this new role, Morrell will be responsible for oversight of all of the company’s internal and external stakeholder engagement in the U.S., including outreach to employees, media, and government officials. He will also oversee BP America’s community affairs, charitable, and political giving programs.
Prior to joining BP in September 2011, Morrell spent four years as Pentagon Press Secretary, acting as chief spokesman for Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and the United States Military. He had previously worked as a White House correspondent for ABC News and held other reporting assignments at both the network and local levels.