Patrick Tucker has joined FTI Consulting as a senior managing director and Americas leader of the M&A and activism practice within the strategic communications segment.

Based in New York, Tucker brings more than a dozen years of communications leadership experience to FTI, where he will lead and grow work for clients facing high-stakes transactions and shareholder activism communications challenges.

Tucker previously spent over a decade at PR firm Abernathy MacGregor, where he led the M&A and activism practice for the past two years. He has headed major transactions communication assignments for organizations such as Carlyle Group, Conoco Phillips, Keurig Dr Pepper, Sanofi, and T-Mobile.

Tucker also has deep expertise helping clients create shareholder engagement strategies to manage economic activists, vocal institutional investors, and ESG funds. He has advised clients including Aecom, Office Depot, and Callaway Golf on stakeholder engagement.

Prior to joining Abernathy MacGregor, Tucker spent three years at RF Binder, where he was a manager. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Trinity College-Hartford. 

In 2019, Tucker was recognized in PR Week’s 40 Under 40 list.

“Having Pat at the helm of our M&A and Activism communications practice in the Americas strengthens our offering not just regionally, but globally,” said Brian Kennedy, Americas head of the strategic communications segment at FTI Consulting. “His experience, expertise, and successful track record in our industry make him a tremendous addition to our team as we sharpen our focus on serving clients facing complex transaction communications challenges.”

FTI Consulting’s strategic communications segment advises clients on corporate reputation, public affairs, financial communications, and crisis communications, helping them navigate regulatory, enforcement, litigation, and economic challenges.

The consulting firm has more than 6,600 people in 29 countries who advise organizations across industries on change, risk, and disputes.

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