Errol Cockfield is a corporate reputation and crisis management expert who advises multinationals on a wide range of critical issues across various sectors, including tech, consumer and finance. He is also a media specialist steeped in television, digital and print platforms with experience as a cable news executive and a newspaper reporter and editor.
Cockfield returns to the PRSA Board of Directors after serving as an At-large Director from 2019-2020. He currently serves as a Partner at Brunswick Group in New York City where he advises companies on crisis management, corporate reputation, media strategy and DEI.
Prior to Brunswick, he was Senior Vice President for Communications at MSNBC, where he was responsible for setting the network’s communications strategy, including public-facing talent management developments under the NBCUniversal News Group umbrella. Cockfield also helped lead the crisis and reputation risk management practice for Edelman, a global public relations consultancy.
Cockfield has also served in various government roles, including as Press Secretary to former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer and his successor, David Paterson. He was Chief of Staff and Communications Director to the Democratic leader of the New York State Senate and led communications for New York’s chief economic development agency. Cockfield’s newspaper career spanned the Los Angeles Times, Harford Courant and Newsday, where he was Statehouse Bureau Chief.
Cockfield graduated from Stony Brook University where he now sits on the School of Journalism’s Advisory Board. He also serves on several non-profit boards.