Washington (July 25, 2012)––Few people in this world know how to manage a real battlefield, but the former Executive Vice President of Hellerman Baretz Communications, retired Army Colonel Rudy Burwell, is one of them. And that explains why HBC was quick to embrace Rudy's newly announced plan to take over the world of government contracting.
HBC has invested in and will continue to work with Rudy through his new venture, Burwell Group, which will focus on providing marketing and technology-related services to state and federal agencies as well as defense contractors in the aerospace industry.
“Rudy will never be too far away from the HBC family,” said HBC co-founder John Hellerman. In addition to being partners in Burwell Group, the new entity and HBC will team together for communications-related engagements as well as other commercial projects.
“Rudy’s formation of his own venture is going to benefit both Burwell Group and HBC, and I cannot wait for us to start working together,” said HBC co-founder Spencer Baretz.
“I am so thankful for my time at HBC,” said Rudy, who served as the military’s Chief of Media Operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. “The relationships I have built with John, Spencer, and the rest of the HBC team will be a key asset for Burwell Group moving forward.”
Rudy left the military as the Director of Army Reserve Communications, where he oversaw a $5 million budget, 50 public affairs professionals, and among other duties, prepared senior Army personnel for Congressional testimony. During his more than 20 years of military service, Rudy spent time as the senior public affairs representative for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology, the office responsible for all equipment fielding, procurement and new technology. In 2005–06, he served a National Security Fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Further information about Burwell Group can be found at its website, www.burwellgroupllc.com.
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