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HOUSTON – (April 14, 2015) – Pierpont Communications, one of the largest independent communications firms in Texas, announced today that James (Jim) Savage has been named senior vice president and general manager of the company’s Dallas office.
“Pierpont is well established in Dallas, and Jim’s depth and breadth of corporate, public sector and agency experience make him a great choice to lead, grow and guide Pierpont’s presence and clients in Dallas and around the globe,” said Clint Woods, chief operating officer of Pierpont Communications. “His knowledge and understanding of our clients’ industries, coupled with international and industry success, will bring Pierpont’s integrated marketing and communications service to an even higher level.”
Prior to joining Pierpont, Jim led the corporate practice of Edelman in Dallas as SVP, where he contributed to the brand and reputation success of local, Texas-wide, national and global clients. Prior to joining Edelman, he was managing partner of Reputation Leadership Group (RLG), an international communications and reputation management consultancy. He has also held senior communications, brand marketing and public affairs positions with Philips Electronics, the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and Verizon, in addition to other leadership roles in finance, technology and the public sector during a nearly 30-year career that includes eight years in Dallas.
“The Dallas-Fort Worth area has one of the world’s most dynamic and productive climates for business. I am honored to join Pierpont and look forward to contributing to our great team,” said Savage. “Pierpont Dallas continues to grow, building upon the firm’s unique understanding and depth in the market and, in particular, a tremendous track record of delivering winning results for our clients.”
As the fourth largest metropolitan area in the U.S., Dallas/Fort Worth is a critical business market ripe with opportunity. Its booming industries, including energy, insurance, technology, healthcare, finance, real estate and hospitality, fuel the city’s growth, diversity and success.
Savage has a Master of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He serves as a Commissioner with the Institute for Public Relations and has been a member of the Board of the Canadian PR Society (Toronto) and the Convergence Council of the S. I. Newhouse School of Communications (Syracuse University).