International Advisory Council


APCO's International Advisory Council (IAC) and its four subgroups comprise more than 90 recognized global leaders, including: former elected politicians; leaders of business and industry; academics at leading universities; world-class journalists and editors; NGO and nonprofit pioneers; diplomats; and policy experts.

Each member offers clients invaluable real-world knowledge; they are individuals who understand the complex issues clients face because they have encountered similar opportunities and challenges — and successfully conquered them — in their own careers. Clients can get counsel from individual members, or a select group of members with varying perspectives, to obtain robust counsel that can help clients make the right decisions.

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  • Nicholas Ashooh

    Former vice president of corporate affairs for Alcoa

  • J. Norwell Coquillard

    Former chairman and president of Cargill Investment (China) Limited

  • Dan Glickman

    Former U.S. congressman; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

  • Chris Hassall, Ph.D.

    Former global external relations officer at Procter & Gamble

  • Denise Hill, Ph.D.

    Former vice president, corporate communications and public relations, of Delhaize America

  • Karen Hulebak

    Former chair of the Codex Alimentarius Commission; principal at Resolution Strategy, LLC., a food-safety consultancy

  • Lars Göran Johansson

    Executive vice president of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise

  • Elaine Kolish

    Former founding director and vice president of the Children's Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative

  • Eric Kraus

    Executive vice president, Clean Harbors; former CCO, Bacardi Ltd., Covidien, plc

  • Vada Manager

    Former senior director of global issues management for Nike, Inc.

  • Deb Mitchell

    Former senior vice president of global corporate communications at Cardinal Health

  • Kirk Stewart

    Former executive director, APCO Worldwide; former global vice president of corporate communications for Nike, Inc.

  • Sandra E. Taylor

    Former senior vice president of corporate social responsibility for Starbucks Coffee Company

  • Derek Yach

    Executive director of The Vitality Group; former senior vice president of global health and agriculture policy at PepsiCo