Alan Sexton is chief communications officer of Prudential Financial, Inc. He is responsible for leveraging the company’s outcomes-focused Communications organization to generate competitive advantage for Prudential and its diversified businesses, while protecting and enhancing the company’s reputation around the world.
Previously, Sexton led communications for Prudential’s domestic and international businesses, including its global asset management arm, PGIM, while also serving as head of strategy for the Communications function.
Sexton spent almost twenty years as a communications consultant before joining Prudential, advising business leaders at Fortune 500 corporations across a range of heavily-regulated sectors, including the financial services industry. He was U.S. vice president at Burson-Marsteller, now Burson Cohn & Wolfe, where he led the firm’s corporate and financial, technology, and healthcare practices in the U.S. market. Sexton also managed Burson’s flagship office in New York.
Before that, Sexton led the communications and digital team at Global Strategy Group (GSG), a leading public affairs and research consultancy, where he oversaw talent recruitment and development, client service, new business development and cross-practice integration. Prior to GSG, he co-founded and led the New York public affairs practice at Ogilvy, one of the world’s largest branding, marketing and communications firms.
Sexton graduated from the University of Dublin, Trinity College, with a B.A. in history and political science. He also holds a master’s degree in international security studies from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.