PR Masters Series Podcast, Episode #56 – Jano Cabrera, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, General Mills

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PR Masters Series PodcastAbout the Podcast

The Stevens Group has been presenting the PR Masters Series Podcast for almost two years now.  This series is part of the ongoing partnership between The Stevens Group and CommPRO to bring to PR, digital/interactive and marketing communications agencies the wisdom of those who have reached the top of the PR profession.  Today’s special guest is Jano Cabrera Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, General Mills.

 

About Our Guest

Jano Cabrera is a triathlete in the world of communications, combining a senior background in politics, global consulting and in-house corporate relations. He has held senior strategic and operational roles in both the private and public sectors.

In 2018, he was named among the 10 most influential leaders in Public Relations today by PR Week in their annual Power List. Prior to joining General Mills to serve as Chief Communications Officer, Jano served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Relations for the McDonald’s Corporation where he led global media relations, financial communications, brand reputation, consumer engagement and internal communications for the 9th most globally recognized brand.

Prior to that, Jano served as Worldwide Vice President of Burson Cohn and Wolfe, the third largest global strategic communications firm.

Before turning to corporate consulting, Jano volunteered to travel to Baghdad, Iraq in 2005 to serve as a National Democratic Institute advisor to the transitional national assembly as they developed their constitution and later as an election observer during their historic elections.

Jano also spent a decade working in politics. He headed communications for various Presidential campaigns, worked in the Clinton White House and started his political career as a legislative aide on Capitol Hill and a federal budget analyst at a Washington DC think tank.