As Experian’s senior vice president and head of global external communications/chief communications officer, North America, Gerry Tschopp is responsible for global external communications for the world’s leading information services firm. He leads a team of communications professionals from all of Experian’s major regions, and his responsibilities include public relations, crisis communications and social media. He also serves as the chief media spokesperson for the company and has direct oversight of external and internal communications in North America.
Tschopp has more than 25 years of public relations experience in the automotive, consumer goods and quick-service restaurant industries. Prior to joining Experian, Tschopp served as executive vice president and deputy general manager for the Los Angeles office of Edelman Public Relations, the largest PR firm in the world. While there, he held multiple roles, including global client relationship manager for the Nissan account, group head of the consumer marketing practice and manager of the office’s multicultural practice. Before joining Edelman, Tschopp worked at Burson-Marsteller PR and Y&R Advertising, serving as the global client relationship manager for Ford Motor Company, the PR agency’s client. Tschopp has also worked in-house for Nissan North America as manager of corporate news and issues.
Tschopp is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach with a degree in journalism and public relations and a minor in marketing. He serves as a mentor for seniors in the CSULB School of Business.