NEW YORK—Corporate communications consultancy RLM Finsbury has added Peter Thonis, former chief communications officer for Verizon Communications, as senior advisor with expertise in corporate reputation, crisis management and brand building.

Thonis joins RLM Finsbury from Verizon, where he spearheaded the corporation’s global communications strategy since its inception in 2000. As verizon’s first chief communications officer, a role he took on in 2004, Thonis led all internal and external communications for the company, including media relations strategy and execution, corporate-wide issues management, and executive and employee communications.

Previously, he served as senior vice president of external communications for Verizon, helping to build the company’s brand.