Former U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary Named Senior Counselor at APCO Worldwide
Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2010) – James P. Moore, Jr., former U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for trade development, joins APCO Worldwide as a senior counselor and member of the company's International Advisory Council (IAC), APCO founder and chief executive officer Margery Kraus announced today.
"Jim's rich background and experience in business, government and academia will be an extremely valuable asset to the IAC and a great benefit to our clients," said Kraus. "We're thrilled to have him join our team."
Moore also served as principal deputy assistant secretary of commerce for international economic policy and was responsible for negotiating a series of trade and economic agreements for the United States with Japan, China, Brazil and South Korea, among other countries.
Earlier in his career, Moore was deputy assistant secretary of commerce for trade information and analysis and became the head of the permanent U.S. delegation to the Industry Committee of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development in Paris. Prior to his appointments in commerce, he was a legislative director on Capitol Hill, drafting significant legislation and working closely with the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.
"In this era of global interconnection and dependence, it is more important than ever to be aware of the dexterous strategies and policies necessary to navigate international trade and commerce," said Moore. "APCO's IAC team possesses a uniquely high level of expertise in these areas, and I am excited to add my own experience to assist APCO's clients in managing this interesting and complex environment."
Upon leaving the U.S. government, Moore founded ATI, a global investment banking firm. He teaches international business, ethics and management at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He is also an award-winning author and is currently working on a book that addresses the problems, challenges and prospects facing Western economies, businesses and societies.
APCO's IAC comprises more than 50 recognized global leaders, including former elected politicians, leaders of business and industry and academics at leading universities. Moore joins such distinguished members as Carlos Gutierrez, former U.S. secretary of commerce; Don Riegle, former U.S. senator and former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee; and Michael Oxley, former U.S. congressman and former chairman of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.
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.