APCO Worldwide announced today that Brad Staples, president, international, was appointed CEO effective January 5, 2015. Margery Kraus, founder and CEO, will assume the role of executive chairman of the company. Evan Kraus will be the company’s president and managing director of operations, and Neal Cohen was named vice chairman of the board, and president, global client strategy, effective the same date.
Nicholas Whyte, former director of the Brussels office of Independent Diplomat, joined APCO Worldwide today as director and head of the services to government practice in APCO’s Brussels office.
Larraine Segil, partner emeritus and former owner and director of Vantage Partners, a consulting firm with expertise in conflict resolution and relationship management, joined APCO Worldwide’s International Advisory Council (IAC).
Stig Albinus, leader of APCO Worldwide’s health care practice announced today the addition of two new senior advisors to APCO’s Health Advisory Board (HAB), part of APCO’s International Advisory Council (IAC), Jack Faris, former CEO of the Pacific Northwest Diabetes Research Institute and Lanhee Chen, Hoover Institution Fellow and former policy director of the 2012 Romney presidential campaign.
Sir Graham Watson, former member of the European Parliament (MEP) and former leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Group in the European Parliament, joined APCO Worldwide today as a member of the firm’s International Advisory Council (IAC).
Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum senior client director and Midwest regional director, joined APCO Worldwide as the firm’s new managing director for its Chicago office.
Steven Liew, former associate general counsel and chief government relations officer for eBay Inc. Asia Pacific, joined APCO Worldwide today as executive director. Based in APCO’s Singapore office, Liew will counsel APCO’s clients on media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, competitive positioning and business strategy.
Howard Pulchin, co-founder of Edelman’s Strategic + Creative Guild joined APCO Worldwide today in a new role as global director, creative strategy and community.
Kevin Goldman joined APCO Worldwide as a senior director for media relations. Based in APCO’s New York office, Goldman will counsel APCO’s clients on media relations, corporate communications, crisis management, competitive positioning and business strategy.
Christian Murck, who recently retired as the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, rejoins APCO Worldwide after his service to the Chamber. Fred Wang, the Shanghai representative of the Asia Society and a member of a prominent think tank in China, joins APCO. Both will serve on APCO’s International Advisory Council (IAC).