DHR Global Appoints Jessica Bayer Managing Partner: Launches Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice

March, 2023

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 1, 2023) – Leading talent advisory firm DHR Global announces that Jessica Bayer has joined the firm as Managing Partner of its new Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice. Based out of Washington, D.C., Bayer has a strong, global network and extensive experience leading C-level searches within the communications space.

“I am thrilled to join the incredibly impressive team at DHR as they expand their corporate affairs and communications executive search function,” said Bayer. “DHR has the unique ability to combine the reach and resources of a global executive search firm with the feel of a boutique firm focused on client relationships, it is a great model. I am excited to bring twenty years of executive search experience to DHR as we strive to exceed client expectations in identifying and placing top talent in corporate communications.”

Prior to joining DHR, Bayer served more than five years as an Executive Director at a communications executive search firm. Earlier in her career, Bayer was the Vice President of U.S. Talent Acquisitions with one of the top 10 public relations agencies. She led senior-level recruitment across the agency’s corporate, financial, technology, healthcare, consumer, brand marketing and brand marketing and digital practices. Bayer began her search career as a senior recruiter with a multinational communication and public relations firm, where she developed business and recruitment strategies.

Bayer has a demonstrated history of recruiting across industries for public relations, communications and marketing roles. Her focus is on corporate communications, consumer and brand marketing, investor relations, talent marketing, media relations, internal communications, public affairs, corporate social responsibility, technology communications, healthcare communications, financial communications, crisis communications, social and digital.

Bayer graduated from Louisiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and a minor in business administration.

DHR is launching the Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice to help clients recruit and hire talent focused on corporate reputation. As pressure from consumers and shareholders increases, the role of corporate communications is increasingly important to help companies share their perspectives encompassing important issues including ESG, social justice, diversity and philanthropy. The practice will be designed to support clients across industries who are seeking leaders in communications, corporate affairs, media relations, investor relations, CSR or ESG communications and brand marketing.

“We’re pleased to expand our expertise across more than 20 industries and functional areas with the addition of our Corporate Affairs and Communications Practice Group,” stated DHR Global CEO Geoff Hoffmann. “We warmly welcome Jessica to the team and are confident her expertise and deep understanding of the talent landscape across corporate affairs and communications will serve DHR’s clients well.”

About DHR

DHR is a leading, privately-held provider of executive search, leadership consulting and emerging leader search solutions in more than 50 markets spanning 22 countries. With expertise in more than 20 industries and functional areas, DHR pairs clients with resourceful consultants who have the most experience in their world. For more than 30 years, DHR has solved talent challenges by being connected, accountable, attentive, and prepared to hit the ground running to ensure clients have the best talent available. For more information on DHR, visit dhrglobal.com.

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