Craig Fuller Joins APCO Worldwide
Brings White House, Nonprofit, Corporate Expertise
Washington, D.C. (May 7, 2007) – Craig L. Fuller, who held top positions in the White House, a national trade association, a Fortune 50 corporation and in global consulting firms is joining APCO Worldwide as an executive vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Margery Kraus, president and chief executive officer, announced today. Fuller also will serve on the firm’s International Advisory Council (IAC) where he joins more than 30 other distinguished global business and political leaders.
“APCO is ahead of the pack in providing integrated strategic consulting services to clients,” said Fuller. “It is a real pleasure to join this global company which has such a remarkable presence at the highest levels of organizations around the world. At a time when business and political leaders are looked to for increasingly hard-to-find solutions, APCO is the rare firm with the reach and depth of talent to help them.”
“Craig brings decades of experience at the highest levels of government and business,” Kraus said. “We think Craig provides unique and exceptionally valuable insights and counsel to our clients.”
Since arriving in Washington, D.C., in 1981, Fuller held leading positions in government, business and the association community. He served for eight years in the White House as assistant to President Reagan for cabinet affairs and then as chief of staff to Vice President George H. W. Bush. As a leader in public affairs consulting, he was a principal in the Washington-based Wexler Group, president of worldwide public affairs and U.S. president for Hill & Knowlton, and vice chairman of Burson-Marsteller. He also led the board of directors practice at Korn/Ferry International.
He served as a corporate officer and senior vice president for corporate affairs at Philip Morris Company. Prior to establishing his own firm this past year, he was president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, working on major health care policy issues over the past several years with 200 leading retail organizations and 1,000 manufacturers and suppliers to the industry.
With regular interviews on politics and public affairs as well as weekly and monthly electronic columns, Fuller is a frequent commentator and speaker on a wide range of topics. Fuller serves on the board of Stillwater Mining Company and is a director of the United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation. Additionally, he served for 10 years as a trustee of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
Fuller will be available as a senior adviser to APCO’s clients as well as to clients joining APCO from The Fuller Company who will now have a wider range of services available.
“With his broad range of experience at the senior-most levels of government and business,” Kraus noted, “Craig is uniquely qualified to provide strategic advice and counsel to the leadership of our client organizations.”
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. APCO was named 2007 PR Agency of the Year by PRNews; 2006 Agency of the Year by PRWeek; 2007, 2006 and 2005 European Consultancy of the Year by Public Affairs News; and 2004 Public Affairs Agency of the Year by The Holmes Report. Clients include corporations, governments, industry associations and nonprofit organizations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO includes among its clients seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune’s Global 500. Core services include corporate, investor and internal communication; crisis management; issue management; government relations; litigation communication; media relations; coalition building; opinion research; market entry; corporate responsibility; and online communication. APCO is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.