Clinton Global Initiative

Former Florida Congressman Stearns Joins APCO's International Advisory Council

Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2013) – Cliff Stearns, former 6th District of Florida congressman, joins APCO Worldwide as a senior advisor and member of the company's International Advisory Council (IAC), founder and CEO Margery Kraus announced today.

"Cliff adds extensive expertise in telecommunications and international trade to APCO and I am delighted to welcome him to our dynamic team, where I know he will be a great resource for our clients," Kraus said.

Stearns served in Congress for 24 years where he gained extensive experience in telecommunications, technology, cybersecurity and international trade. As chair of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, he helped increase transparency in the federal government. Stearns also served as the Republican leader on the Communications, Technology and Internet Subcommittee where he was active in enacting consumer privacy legislation. He was also a member on the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade and was former chairman of the Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee from 2001 to 2007.

“APCO's team has a great record in helping clients achieve their goals," said Stearns. “I look forward to contributing my breadth of experience in telecommunications and technology, as well as international trade, to such a strong team of former government officials, corporate communicators, business leaders and media experts.”

Stearns joins a group of experts that includes Don Bonker, former U.S. congressman and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee; Dan Glickman, former U.S. congressman and U.S. secretary of agriculture; Stephen Hadley, former national security advisor to President George W. Bush; Baron Hill, former U.S. representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district; Anita McBride, former assistant to President George W. Bush and former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush; Michael G. Oxley, former U.S. congressman and former chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee; former U.S. Senator Don Riegle, who was chairman of the Senate Banking Committee; Tim Roemer, former U.S. congressman and U.S. ambassador to India and former U.S. Sen. and U.S. ambassador to China James Sasser.

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