Institute Names Becton Chief Press Officer


In October the AICPA appointed Robert J. Becton its vice-president of media relations. As the Institute’s external communications strategist, he will develop and implement plans to communicate the organization’s themes on a consistent and timely basis to local, national and international news media. Becton and his staff will be responsible for media relations, financial and crisis communications and issues management. He has more than 20 years’ experience in public relations with companies such as Burson-Marsteller and, for most of his career, has represented financial services institutions including Moody’s Investors Service, HSBC Group and J.P. Morgan & Co.

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