Former Paradigm Communications Head Brad Turell Joins ICM Partners

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After launching his own media consultancy last August, he now replaces Michelle Suess, who announced her departure on Friday.

Former Paradigm spokesman Brad Turell is replacing departing ICM Partners corporate communications head Michelle Suess, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Turell, who will serve as senior vp corporate communications at ICM, announced his exit from Paradigm, where he had spent nine years, last July and launched media consultancy Turell Media Strategies a month later. He previously served as senior vp publicity and talent relations at Fox before moving to Time Warner, where his 11-year tenure included serving as executive vp network communications at The WB and head of worldwide corporate communications at Turner Broadcasting Systems.

"Brad is a deft corporate strategist with impeccable relationships and a track record of success at the agency, network and studio sides of the business," said the ICM partnership in a statement. "As we continue to expand the agency, we are thrilled to have Brad help us navigate the next phase of our growth and acquisition strategies."

Suess, who on Friday announced her plans to step down in order to spend more time with her family, will remain on board in an advisory capacity in order to help with the transition.

Said Turell in a statement: "I'm excited to join the outstanding culture at ICM Partners, working closely with Chris and everyone at the agency to build upon the momentum they have established, and implement the communications strategy for the dynamic growth that lies ahead."