New York, NY – October 4, 2021 — Page, the premiere global professional organization for senior corporate communications executives, has elected Brian Lott, chief communications officer of Mubadala Investment Company, as its next chair of the Page Board of Trustees. His term will begin at the start of 2022, succeeding Charlene Wheeless, former CCO at Bechtel, who currently serves as senior advisor, equity and justice at APCO Worldwide and leads her namesake consulting firm Charlene Wheeless LLC.

“Brian is an extremely passionate and enthusiastic leader who brings a wealth of experience in communication in the U.S. and abroad,” Page Chair Charlene Wheeless said. “I have watched him from afar and up close for almost a decade and always knew he was someone special. I’ve always been impressed by his passion for communications and business leadership, his commitment to Page and especially, our efforts to become a more global organization. As a truly global CCO, Brian’s contributions will be tremendous in his time as chair.  I can’t think of a better successor and I look forward to working with him.”

Brian has been a member of Page since 2013 and has served as a trustee since 2017. He has been an active leader in Page, most recently as the chair of the first hybrid Page Annual Conference, which was held virtually and in Washington, D.C. on Sept. 26-28, 2021. He has also been the co-chair of the International Committee and a big supporter of Page’s team development programs, including the Page Learning LabPage Up and Future Leaders Experience.

“Charlene’s leadership on diversity, equity and inclusion, and the inspiring commitment she brought to the role of the Chair, will be difficult to follow.  Working with my fellow Trustees and our members, I want to focus on Page’s new long-term strategic plan, and to build upon the contribution of former chair Aedhmar Hynes in revitalizing the Page brand globally,” Brian said.

“I’m committed to taking Page to the next level, increasing our diversity and growing our organization and its impact around the world.  I want Page to be even more relevant to communicators as our industry continues to show leadership. And most of all, I’d like to reinforce why Page exists: to help our members transform business for the better.”

“I’m incredibly grateful to Charlene for her authentic leadership. Faced with the challenges of the past two years on racial equality and the pandemic, she brought us together with inspirational determination,” Page President Roger Bolton said. “We took a major step forward under Charlene’s leadership, and I’m now looking forward to working with Brian to build upon that with a focus on belonging and connecting in our powerful community of peers.”

At Mubadala, Brian is responsible for stewardship of the corporate brand and management of the Group’s global communications, including a number of mergers, integrations and IPOs. He is a trusted advisor to the executive team and has dedicated his career to fostering the next generation of homegrown talent —leading with humor and empathy. Brian is heavily involved in the Middle East communications industry, serving as the Chair of the Middle East Public Relations Association (MEPRA) from 2015 – 2017, working to evolve and grow the profession in the region.  He is also a member of the Board of the Institute for Public Relations.

Before joining Mubadala in 2009, Brian worked for ten years at global public relations firm Burson-Marsteller, where he provided strategic guidance to the firm’s public affairs, corporate and technology clients. Brian has worked in the communications industry for over 30 years, beginning his career in Washington, D.C., where he served as chief of staff, spokesman and campaign manager for two members of Congress. He is a regular speaker at industry events, has been featured in the PRWeek Global Power Book since 2017 and was recognized in the top 100 most influential communicators in 2021 by PRovoke.