Segal Names National Communications Practice Leader

April 2, 2012 ( – Joanne T. Burns joined The Segal Company as senior vice president and national communications practice leader. 

Burns will work from the firm’s New York headquarters and replaces Nenette Kress, who has retired from the firm.

Burns spent almost 20 years at Mercer where she held multiple communications practice leadership roles, including positions as head of the Northeast Region communications group, and head of the Chicago and New York communications groups. During her career, she has worked with clients on all forms of HR, benefits and compensation communications.

She holds a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida.