Jennifer Thompson has been appointed senior vice president in Edelman Chicago's Crisis and Issues practice. Thompson will help develop strategy and mitigation solutions for corporate crisis and risk avoidance and will work closely with multinational clients to respond to situations and proactively develop reputation management plans. Thompson comes from Oshkosh Corp., where she held several positions most recently as managing director in its International Operations Segment. Before that, she was a senior associate with The Cohen Group and spent six years on Capitol Hill as legislative director for former U.S. representatives Robin Hayes (R-N.C.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). She has a masters degree from the Naval War College and a bachelor's from Northwestern University.
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