New York—Bloomberg has named Richard C. Powell Jr. chief communications officer. He joins Bloomberg from Burson-Marsteller, where he was COO worldwide. Bloomberg said that Powell will oversee the expansion of Bloomberg's communications strategy and infrastructure. “His experience in international communications and finance will be valuable assets at Bloomberg,” Peter Grauer, chairman of Bloomberg L.P., said in a statement. Powell will report to Kevin Sheekey, head of government relations and public affairs at Bloomberg and chairman of Bloomberg Government.