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Washington, DC, United States, 2010/02/16 - Jennifer Swint, founder and former president of communication consulting firm Nine Dot Strategies, joins APCO Worldwide's Washington, D.C., office, Robert Schooling, the office's managing director, announced today.
Swint is a senior vice president and the firm's business development director for the North American region.
"Jennifer's dual role with APCO builds on her strong record of developing successful campaigns and managing complicated client challenges, as well as her expertise in developing new business opportunities," said Schooling. "We are fortunate that APCO will be able to draw on her talent, professionalism and expertise in both roles."
"There are very few opportunities that could have lured me away from the adventure I was enjoying in building my own firm," Swint said. "APCO impressed me in every way. I am thrilled to be joining forces with APCO and look forward to many interesting challenges in the years ahead."
Prior to her work with Nine Dot Strategies, Swint was an executive with the Atlantic Media Company, the parent company of the National Journal Group, The Atlantic and Government Executive publishing enterprises. As president of Atlantic Live, she focused on all non-publishing aspects of the company, managing events, research projects and other business-development and brand-extension opportunities. She was also executive director of National Journal's Policy Council, a membership organization with the goal of improving communication between advocacy and educational organizations and Capitol Hill. She also managed the public relations departments for both The Atlantic and the National Journal Group.
Earlier in her career, Swint served as executive vice president and director of administration for Powell Tate | Weber Shandwick, where she was recognized by Inside PR's Public Relations Agency Report Card as one of Weber Shandwick's top leadership talent. Swint also spent five years at John Adams Associates, a public affairs agency specializing in environmental and energy issues, as vice president and director of client services.
About APCO Worldwide
Founded in 1984, APCO Worldwide (apcoworldwide.com) is an award-winning, independently owned global communication consultancy with offices in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, 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.