PHILADELPHIA – January 22, 2020 – Brian Communications, a national strategic communications consultancy, has added Bill Marimow and David Demarest as Senior Advisors. Marimow is a two-time Pulitzer Prize recipient and former editor-in-chief of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Demarest, former White House communications director, was most recently vice president for public affairs at Stanford University.
“Bill and David have personally shaped some of America’s most respected institutions, and I’m delighted they can offer this trusted expertise to our clients,” said Brian Tierney, CEO of Brian Communications. “Bill is one of the most respected journalists in the country, with an insightful perspective on today’s newsroom; and David is a sought-after strategist who’s navigated critical issues from inside both the Oval Office and corporate boardroom. This type of diverse, on-the-ground experience is part of the DNA of our business, and I know they will be a wonderful complement to our skilled team.”
While serving as publisher of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Tierney recruited Marimow to run the newsroom. He previously served as editor-in-chief of The Baltimore Sun and vice president of news for National Public Radio (NPR). Marimow also taught at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. He most recently worked as the vice president of strategic development for The Inquirer.
Prior to his role leading communications at Stanford University, Demarest served in EVP roles at Bank of America and Visa International and was also communications director in the administration of President George H. W. Bush. Additionally, he held the top leadership position in several national associations for public relations and government relations, most recently as chair of the Public Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. Demarest continues to teach at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.