Universal Music Group Names Eric Berman EVP/Public Affairs
November 5, 2015 at 11:44 AM (PT)
UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP has tapped ERIC BERMAN as EVP/Public Affairs, with responsibility for public policy and global government relations. He will report to EVP/Business & Legal Affairs/General Counsel JEFFREY HARLESTON and EVP Communications WILL TANOUS.
Commented HARLESTON: “ERIC is the rare professional who truly lives at the intersection of public policy and business. He has a proven judgment that can only come from the kind of diverse real-life experiences he has had at the highest levels of government, politics and business.”
Added TANOUS: “After working together for years, we are fortunate to have ERIC join UMG. As a trusted adviser to our executive team, he has demonstrated a perceptive understanding of the challenges facing our industry, a keen vision for how to seize the opportunities before us and an astute appreciation for how to advance public policy in the mutual best interest of all of our industry’s stakeholders.”
BERMAN is a veteran of counseling clients in the music industry in his role at the public relations firm KEKST AND COMPANY since 1997. As co-head of the firm's Public Affairs practice, he served companies across a range of industries – from entertainment and technology, to finance, retail, energy and many more – helping navigate a wide variety of business, regulatory and policy matters across the U.S. and internationally, including high-profile and complex corporate situations.