WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 15, 2022) – Mercury, a leading global, bipartisan public strategy firm, announced the addition of veteran corporate and government affairs executive Robert W. Jones as Managing Director. Jones brings over 30 years of experience in government relations, public affairs and public policy, having worked in leading roles at Fortune 50 multinational corporations. He will be practicing in both the Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas, offices, serving Mercury’s clients nationally.
“We are thrilled to welcome Robert and his proven track record of success across the corporate landscape to the Mercury family,” said Mercury Partner Jay Propes. “With his tenure at the highest levels of corporate and public affairs team leadership, Robert’s expertise is an invaluable addition to our team. We know that the entire Mercury team will enjoy working with him.”
Jones joins Mercury after serving as Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Pfizer. In his role, Robert led Pfizer’s integrated government relations, advocacy, public affairs, trade policy, grassroots and political operations at the federal, state and local levels, elevating Pfizer’s reputation as a preeminent model of effectiveness and success. Prior to his work leading U.S. government relations for Pfizer, Robert held several key jobs at the company, including an assignment at its corporate headquarters in New York leading teams coordinating with key business units of the company to maximize access in public and private payer programs.
“I am proud to join Mercury and utilize my skills to help solve the challenges facing some of the biggest business players in the country,” said Jones. “I look forward to collaborating with top experts across the government relations and public affairs space to move the needle for our clients and achieve tangible results.”
During his time at Pfizer, Jones served as lead representative to many influential organizations including the National Governors Association, the National Association of Attorneys General, US Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, PhRMA and BIO.
Jones holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the McCombs Business School at The University of Texas at Austin. Jones has a long history of community and professional engagement with various boards and committees in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, including Corporate Chair of the Meridian Global Leadership Summit, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Texas Medical Association Foundation, Keystone Policy Center, Ford’s Theater and the University of Texas Development Board. He and his wife, Marsha, reside in Austin with their two dogs.
Mercury is a high-stakes, bipartisan public strategy firm. The firm provides a comprehensive suite of services that includes federal government relations, international affairs, digital influence, public opinion research, media strategy and a bipartisan grassroots mobilization network in all 50 states. Our firm is not just led by top talent — we distinguish ourselves by having senior talent deeply engaged in each project from start to finish, a promise we keep to clients. The firm has an established global presence, with U.S. offices in Washington, D.C., New York, California, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Florida, Montana, Texas, Iowa, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as international offices in London and Mexico City. Mercury is a part of the Omnicom Public Relations Group.
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