DALLAS—Bill Pendergast, former head of the Washington office of FleishmanHillard, has joined Brunswick Group as a partner in Dallas. He brings expertise in corporate reputation, crisis communications and the telecommunications sector.

Pendergast was previously at FleishmanHillard since 1999, most recently as senior partner, serving on the agency’s senior management committee. During his tenure, he led FleishmanHillard’s Washington, DC office, expanding its corporate practice there and diversifying its capabilities in crisis communications, content strategy and paid media integration.

Prior to FleishmanHillard, he was the director of public relations for Ameritech before its acquisition by a predecessor to the present day AT&T.