Daniel O’Donnell is head of corporate communications at AIG, where his responsibilities include corporate reputation, public affairs and financial communications. Prior to taking this role in 2018, Daniel spent nearly a decade at Brunswick Group, the international corporate communications consultancy, where he advised clients on communications strategies for business-critical legal and financial situations, along with corporate positioning efforts. At Brunswick, Daniel’s clients included leading global companies across the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and his work spanned some of the highest profile crisis and litigation matters and M&A transactions in recent years. Earlier in his career, Daniel worked with several financial institutions and trade organizations to address financial regulatory reforms.
From 2012 to 2014, Daniel was Chief of Staff to Susan Gilchrist, Brunswick’s Group Chief Executive, while she was based in New York. In addition to client work, during this time he supported firm-wide projects and business development initiatives, working closely with the firm’s management committee and senior leadership across its global footprint.
Daniel is a two-time graduate of the University of Alabama. In 2004 he earned a B.S. in accounting, summa cum laude, from UA’s Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration. In 2008 he completed his M.A. in communications from UA’s College of Communications and Information Sciences, where he was recognized that year as the outstanding graduate student in advertising and public relations. He was also a winner of the Arthur W. Page Society’s 2008 Case Study Competition.