Jordan Valdes

Jordan Valdés

Senior Director

Jordan Valdés is a senior director in APCO Worldwide’s Global Solutions practice. Based in the firm’s Washington office, Ms. Valdés is international trade and commerce expert and assists clients on a wide range of issues. 

Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Valdés served a senior vice president for the Podesta Group, where she developed international government relations and strategic communications campaigns. A political appointee in the Obama Administration, Ms. Valdés served as a senior advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of International Trade before joining the Podesta Group. During her time with the administration, she represented the SBA at the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations, and developed key messaging and communications for the agency.

Ms. Valdés also previously served as a consultant for the Government of Japan, lobbying the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on congressional issues during official state visits and the transition to collective self-defense change in the Japanese constitution. Ms. Valdés focused on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and other economic issues for Japan.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Valdés served as a senior consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton, as a consultant in the Carbon Finance Unit of the World Bank, as a consultant in the U.S. Department of Energy and as an advisor in the office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.  

Ms. Valdés is a graduate of the University of Miami and holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. A first-generation Cuban American, she was recently named a 40 Under 40 Latinos in American politics. Ms. Valdés is fluent in Spanish and French and speaks conversational Arabic and Italian.