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Paul Austermuehle

Senior Vice President, Branding Strategy
Bernard Hodes Group

Since joining HODES in 2000, Paul Austermuehle has overseen several integrated brand development projects including branding efforts for UnitedHealth Group, Lenovo, Discover Financial, Progressive Insurance, Motorola, Astra Zeneca, Cracker Barrel, Eli Lilly and WellPoint. Throughout his career, Paul has been involved in recruitment branding initiatives for Walt Disney World, United Airlines, CIGNA, Abbott Laboratories, J&J, and TGI Friday’s. Paul has also managed operations and client services for the Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Milwaukee markets as well as Toronto and Vancouver.

Paul began his career in recruitment advertising in 1975 at Bentley, Barnes & Lynn, Inc. After 20 years of progressive experience, Paul was part of the management transition team when BB&L was acquired by TMP Worldwide. At TMPW, Paul served in several capacities including Director of PR & Diversity Services, National Accounts Director and PR Manager for Monster.com.

Paul was the first VP of Marketing for the Employment Management Association and has served as a Director on the Boards of EMA and EMA Foundation.