Former National Security Council Spokesman Joins APCO Worldwide
Washington, D.C. (June 24, 2010) – Gordon Johndroe, former spokesman for the National Security Council (NSC) and former White House deputy press secretary, joins APCO Worldwide as a vice president in the Washington, D.C., office's government relations practice, Robert Schooling, managing director of the office, announced today.
"Gordon's government affairs insight and expertise is invaluable, and we are very pleased to welcome him to APCO," said Schooling. "His experience in offering counsel on high-level policy and national security issues will serve our clients well."
In his previous roles, Johndroe provided strategic communication advice and was responsible for communicating the position of the U.S.government on national security issues. He also helped prepare the president, national security advisor, first lady and press secretary for media interviews and briefings. He worked closely with NSC experts on regional affairs, energy and the environment, counter-proliferation, counter-terrorism, defense and intelligence. Johndroe coordinated with cabinet secretaries, U.S. embassies and military commands, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Central Intelligence Agency on crisis communication efforts and a broad range of policy releases.
"APCO is a leader in consulting strategies and boasts impressive talent among its experienced staff," said Johndroe. "I'm looking forward to using my experience in government in ways that will be relevant and beneficial to APCO's diverse set of clients."
Johndroe joins a dynamic and experienced team of government relations consultants at APCO, including Don Bonker, former U.S. congressman; Marc Ginsberg, former presidential advisor and former U.S. ambassador to Morocco; Jonathan Winer, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for international law enforcement; and Don Riegle, former U.S. senator and chairman of APCO's government relations practice.
Prior to the NSC, Johndroe served as director of strategic communications and planning at the U.S. State Department; press secretary to First Lady Laura Bush; press secretary for the Department of Homeland Security; and assistant White House press secretary. He has guest lectured at Georgetown and American universities, and he participates in the State Department's International Visitor Program, where he speaks to foreign government delegations and journalists.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., APCO clients include corporations and governments; industry associations and nonprofit organizations; and seven of the top 10 companies on Fortune's Global 500. APCO offers services related to business, industry and finance; media, public opinion and society; and government and public policy. The firm is a majority women-owned business. For more information, please visit www.apcoworldwide.com.