Donlin, Recano & Company, an AST company—a leading provider of corporate restructuring services—announced that Jennifer E. Mercer has joined the firm as Vice President and leader of its Strategic Communications group.
In this role, Mercer works closely with internal corporate teams and company advisors to create strategies that effectively communicate about business transactions. Her arrival also marks an expansion of Donlin Recano’s services to include strategic communications, in response to growing client needs.
“Jennifer is a perfect addition to the team, providing our clients with expert counsel on communications issues at critical junctures when protecting their reputation and maintaining transparency are top priorities,” said Nellwyn Voorhies, Executive Director of Donlin Recano. “Her experience is a tremendous asset, especially as she adds strategic communications capabilities to serve our clients in this increasingly important area.”
A communications expert with more than 20 years of industry experience, Mercer has a proven track record of promoting brands and protecting reputations. Specializing in in transactional communications, she is knowledgeable in the many facets of crisis and corporate communications, employee and financial/investor communications, media relations and program development. Her experience spans a diverse range of sectors, including financial services, energy, homebuilding, retail, media, non-profit, pharmaceuticals, professional services, restaurant, retail and technology.
“In coming to Donlin Recano, I am able to apply the knowledge and skills I have developed over the past two decades to help even more companies navigate complex communication issues and represent themselves in the best light,” said Mercer. “AST as a whole is doing wonderful work in helping companies succeed throughout the entire corporate lifecycle, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
Prior to joining Donlin Recano, Mercer launched and led the Strategic Communications group at Epiq. Her experience also includes developing and managing critical communications programs for clients at some of the world’s leading public relations firms, including Sitrick & Company, Hill & Knowlton and
Mercer’s other past experience includes managing public relations for the CEO of Hitatchi Data Systems, where she drove executive visibility, both internally and externally, through a multi-faceted communications program that generated extensive media interest and news coverage. Mercer’s operating experience also includes serving as Director of Communications of a leading information management and professional services firm, where she was a member of the executive team and established the company’s investor relations practice.
Mercer sits on the board of the Turnaround Management Association’s (TMA) Southern California Chapter as Communications Chair. She is an active member of the American Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). She is also a published author and frequent speaker.