The Minneapolis office of Weber Shandwick announced Bruce Gordon has joined the firm’s Public Affairs practice as an account group manager.
Gordon joins Weber Shandwick after serving for five years in the office of former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, most recently as the director of communications and spokesman. In addition to advising Pawlenty, he coordinated the communications efforts of 25 state agencies, counseling commissioners and communication directors in crisis situations and collaborating on agency communications plans. Gordon was also the primary contact in the Governor’s Office for emergency and natural disaster response. Prior to serving in the Governor’s Office, Gordon was the director of communications at the Minnesota Department of Commerce for eight years. He has also worked as a program director, news director and talk show host in a variety of media markets.
Gordon will bring his extensive experience and leadership in state government and public policy issues to many of Weber Shandwick’s public affairs accounts, focusing on legislative avenues for encouraging growth.