AUSTIN, TEXAS — Edelman has appointed Jackie Hopkins EVP and GM of its 20-person Austin office.  

Hopkins, who has been with Edelman since 2006, most recently led business development for the agency's Chicago office. Prior to that, she worked in Edelman's consumer marketing group, overseeing multiple consumer lifestyle clients.  She will report to Helen Vollmer, president of the Edelman Southwest region.

Edelman’s Austin office serves clients like AMD, DigitalGlobe, Office of the Governor, Economic Development and Tourism, Builder Homesite, Zilliant, GE Ecomagination and Chevron. The client roster across the Southwest region includes Travelocity and its parent company Sabre, Shell, Cameron, MD Anderson and BT America.