Former Burson-Marsteller public affairs MD joins APCO

Jim Moorhead, the former managing director of Burson-Marsteller’s US public affairs and crisis practice, joins the International Advisory Council (IAC) at international comms firm APCO Worldwide.

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Jim Moorhead

Margery Kraus, founder and executive chairman at APCO Worldwide, said: “Jim has a proven track record of developing effective litigation and crisis communication strategies across a variety of sectors.”

She added: “His experience managing complex situations will be a tremendous resource to our clients, and adds to our firm’s global expertise. We’re delighted to welcome Jim to our IAC.”

Moorhead served as a partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he co-chaired the firm’s crisis-management team. In both roles, Moorhead developed litigation and communications strategies for Fortune 500 companies, and other major clients facing congressional, regulatory and criminal investigations, class action lawsuits and public issues.

He has also served as vice president and chief financial officer at Covega Corporation, has worked in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs and was an assistant US attorney for the attorney’s office in Maryland.

Moorhead said: “I’m very excited to join APCO’s International Advisory Council. The firm’s commitment to providing clients with meaningful and strategic crisis counsel helps differentiate APCO in the marketplace. I look forward to adding to the firm’s global expertise and helping clients.”

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