Government relations veteran brings significant experience in public and private sectors
Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has hired Brigitte Gwyn as a managing director of government relations, effective Nov. 7. Gwyn will be responsible for the company’s government relations activities in North America as well as key growth markets, including Latin America. In this role, she will help strategically position the company, build deep relationships in government and effectively advocate for public policy outcomes.
Gwyn joins Accenture with more than 20 years of public policy, legislative and government relations experience, most recently serving as Kellogg Company’s vice president for government relations and a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team.
Prior to joining Kellogg in 2011, Gwyn worked for 10 years at Business Roundtable in Washington, D.C., where she served as senior director of Congressional Relations and Public Policy and as director of International Trade, Investment and Fiscal Policy. Gwyn also worked for American Express, developing and promoting legislative positions on key issues such as ERISA reform, retirement savings and employee benefits. Earlier in her career she served in the offices of U.S. Representatives Jim Kolbe and Michael Andrews, where she developed key legislative strategies for healthcare, budget and social issues.
“Brigitte brings deep experience to Accenture and we are thrilled to welcome her to our team,” said Jim Carroll, Accenture’s global managing director for government relations. “Brigitte’s strong leadership will have a significant impact on our government relations program in North America and across our key markets.”
Gwyn received a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University of Houston.