Hi, I'm Kurt Iverson, public relations professional and communications leader for consumer packaged goods company Procter & Gamble, Gillette. I'm returning to the US after an international assignment in the EU. Destination: Boston.
Kurt Iverson's Bio:
Kurt Iverson -- I have experienced both sides of the media equation as a journalist in Dallas, then in corporate communications, marketing and PR with a wide variety of companies from consumer packaged goods to technology, travel/transportation, energy and consumer electronics. I have been on assignment in Europe to continue building the global experience that is vital in business today, and I'll take that experience back to Boston to lead communications for Gillette's North American Shave Care team. -- Kurt Iverson
Kurt Iverson's Experience:
Director at Weber Shandwick Public RelationsFebruary 2002 - November 2003 | Dallas, Texas
Director for American Airlines public relations account. WSW is part of the Interpublic Group agency lineup, and the account included Temerlin McClain Advertising and a wide assortment of integrated agencies contributing to AMR's communications efforts.
Communications Manager at American AirlinesFebruary 2000 - February 2002 | Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Communications Manager on AA Corporate Communications team and Chief Spokesperson for American Eagle Airlines. AMR was the world's largest airline with 4,000 daily takeoffs and landings.
Director at Buzz Public RelationsSeptember 1999 - January 2001 | Dallas, Texas
Built a PR agency team within an existing advertising agency with high tech and telecom accounts that included Uniden (phones, radar detectors, marine radios, FRS and CB radios and more), 1-800-Hosting, Global Converging Technologies, Evolo, Lotto. The agency eventually was sold to Leo Burnett, part of the Publicis Group.
Communications Manager at Bustin & Co.January 1998 - December 1999 | Dallas, Texas
Bustin was a boutique agency/consulting firm specializing in PR, marketing communications, government relations, database marketing and advertising. It was affiliated with the Omnicom group of agencies.
Communications Manager at Pinnacle Trading CardsJanuary 1994 - November 1998 | Dallas, Texas
Communications/Marketing Manager and Product Development consultant for a multi-brand manufacturer of sports trading cards: Pinnacle, Score, Donruss, Action Packed, etc. Part of a turnaround effort, this company was an investment in the Robert Bass family of companies before closing in 1998.
Journalist at Dallas Times HeraldApril 1984 - December 1991 | Dallas, Texas
Sports reporter: Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Mavericks, College Football & Basketball/Southwest Conference. I joined the DTH when it was part of the venerable Times Mirror Co. The chain ended up divesting of us, setting off a multi-year downfall that ended in the paper being sold to the competing Dallas Morning News, which shut us down. Times Mirror is now part of Tribune Co.
Senior Communications Manager at Procter & GambleOctober 2003 - Present | Boston, MA
Present: Communications Leader for Gillette Shave Care team, North America. April 2008-July 2013: Global External Relations Manager responsible for all internal and external relations at Duracell batteries, a $2+Billion brand that is part of Procter & Gamble's Household Care business unit. 2003-March 2008: Oversaw internal and external communications for North America for P&G Pet Care brands Iams and Eukanuba, part of a nearly $3 Billion division of Procter & Gamble's Global Health & Well-Being business unit.
Kurt Iverson's Education:
University of Missouri-Columbia1980 – 1984BJ
Kurt Iverson's Interests & Activities:
Golfing, skiing, bicycling and travel.