SAN FRANCISCO — SalesForce has concluded its search for a new chief communications officer by hiring AT&T's Brad Burns to the role, which was vacated by Corey DuBrowa earlier this year.

Burns, who reports to SalesForce chairman and co-CEO Marc Benioff, was previously SVP of corporate communications for AT&T, where he led global communications, including public relations, employee communications, reputation management, social media, and executive communications.

Burns spent seven years at AT&T. Prior to that, he was SVP of corporate communications for Revolution LLC, the venture firm created by AOL co-founder Steve Case. He also led global corporate communications for MCI. He began his career at Ogilvy Public Relations in Washington, D.C.

“Brad is the perfect fit to lead Salesforce communications through our next wave of growth, innovation and customer success,” said Benioff in a statement.