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USHCC Congratulates BP’s Geoff Morrell On New Role as Group Head of Communications and External Affairs

Washington, D.C., May 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) is proud to congratulate Geoff Morrell on his new role as group head of communications and external affairs for BP. Geoff will assume his new responsibilities on August 1st and relocate to London, reporting directly to Bob Dudley, Group Chief Executive.



Morrell is currently senior vice president, U.S. communications and external affairs, having joined BP in 2011 as head of communications for BP America. Since then, Geoff has played a key role in leading BP’s communications and government relations in the U.S. He is a strong public advocate and ambassador for BP who has worked diligently to build strategic relationships for the company in Washington and across the country.

“Geoff has been instrumental in building the strategic relationship between BP and the USHCC, and our association is grateful for his steadfast partnership and counsel. I have no doubt that in his new role across the Atlantic, Geoff will ensure BP is positioned to continue as an industry leader and exemplary global innovator for years to come” said Javier Palomarez, USHCC President & CEO.

Prior to joining BP, Morrell spent four years as the Pentagon press secretary in the U.S. Department of Defense, serving as chief spokesperson for defense secretary Robert M. Gates and the US military under Presidents Bush and Obama. Before that, he spent 15 years as a television correspondent, including four years covering the White House for ABC News. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and received his Master’s degree in Journalism from Columbia University.

The entire USHCC family wishes Geoff every success in his new role.

About the USHCC

The USHCC actively promotes the economic growth, development and interests of more than 4.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses that, combined, contribute over $668 billion to the American economy every year. It also advocates on behalf of 260 major American corporations and serves as the umbrella organization for more than 200 local chambers and business associations nationwide. Follow the USHCC on Twitter @USHCC.

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Communications Team United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce press@ushcc.com

Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce