Cathy Mann

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Cathy Mann is the global director of communications for Halliburton. After completing a journalism degree at Texas A&M University she joined Brown & Root in 1992 and then moved to Halliburton in 2004. [1]

"I have held various communications and human resources management positions in the company, with global work experience and the Middle East," Mann wrote in an email to PR Week. She described her role as "[overseeing] public relations, community relations, and employee communications." [2]

Damage Control for "Iraq for Sale"

In October 2006, filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his production studio, "Brave New Films" (BNF), released a new documentary that was highly critical of Halliburton's work in Iraq. The movie was titled, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers."

In late September, O'Dwyer's reported that "Halliburton's KBR engineering and services unit has launched a strike against the documentary. ... Halliburton posted a statement on its website, claiming the movie is 'nothing more than a theory in search of a conspiracy.'" [3]

O'Dwyer's wrote: [4]

BNF tried to interview Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar for the film. It sent four emails and made four phone calls to Cathy Mann, Halliburton's director of communications, attempting to arrange a meeting. She did not respond to any of those contacts, according to BNF. Melissa Norcross, KBR PR supervisor, did return an email to say that Lesar was not available for an interview.
This website emailed Mann, asking why she did not respond to BNF. She referred the site to Halliburton's statement. Norcross could be reached about whether any Halliburton or KBR execs have viewed the movie.

Contact Information

Cathy G. Mann
Director, Communications
5 Houston Center
1401 McKinney St., Suite 2400
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713.759.2605
Email: cathy.mann AT

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