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David Drake Joins as Mgr of Business Development

Posted By: Brookwoods Group on December 14, 2012

David DrakeDecember 14, 2012 – Houston TX – Brookwoods Group, a leader in providing marketing & communications staffing and placement services to Fortune 500 companies, has named David Drake as Business Development Manager, responsible for business development, account management and marketing for its Houston clients.

Drake joins Brookwoods Group from Phoenix IR Associates, where he served as President of the public & shareholder relations agency.  Previously, he has served in management, strategic operations, marketing and business development for companies such as Merger Communications (PR/IR firm), SRG Services (publisher), the Galleria Chamber of Commerce and Principally Sports (sports marketing).

“As Brookwoods Group continues to grow, it is helpful that we have a professional team that has high-level front-line marketing and communications experience," said John Sweney, Brookwoods Group president and CEO.  "That allows us to truly understand our clients' situations.  We have been in their shoes and know what it takes to develop great solutions.  David brings a valuable range of communications, marketing and management skills to our team and should relate easily to our Fortune 500 clients,” Sweney concluded.

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Company Background

At Brookwoods Group, we “make your work life better” by matching great professionals to strong corporate teams.  Since 1998, we have provided staffing, recruiting and program management services for all types of marketing, marketing communications and change initiatives.  Our simple, effective approach goes beyond matching capabilities to the job; we also consider personal character, communication style and group chemistry to assure a perfect fit for every professional on every team and a great experience for all!

Brookwoods Group currently places professionals in public relations, writing, advertising, events, website development, collateral development, content development, professional development, systems integration communications, turnkey communications departments, sales & marketing, project management, change management and communications strategy and planning. 

For more information, see  Interested companies may contact business development managers David Drake at or Trish Cunningham at  Professionals may contact recruiting managers Lonnie Haynes at or Marilyn Emanuel at