Dan Meyers, a public affairs expert and former Republican political operative and White House official, has joined APCO Worldwide announced Evan Kraus, global president and managing director of APCO’s Washington office. Meyers joins as senior director and head of advocacy in the firm’s public affairs practice.
“Washington has seen massive changes over the last year, and Dan’s extensive experience as a Republican political operative and senior advisor to major clients will be invaluable to our clients looking to navigate the dynamic political environment,” said Kraus. “We’re delighted to welcome Dan to APCO.”
Prior to joining APCO, Meyers spent nearly 10 years with DCI Group, an independent public affairs firm specializing in issue advocacy and strategic communications. As vice president, Meyers managed full-scale federal, state and local campaigns, overseeing strategy, messaging, field operations, finance and compliance, online operations and paid media advertising. During his time with the firm, he also managed external consultants and served as the client relationship lead for several accounts.
Before joining the private sector, Meyers’ experience included serving as a press advance representative for the White House during the Bush Administration, a special assistant to the political director of the Republican National Committee during the 2006 midterm elections, and a special assistant and personal aide for Rudy Giuliani’s 2008 presidential bid.
“In an increasingly divided Washington, APCO has a proven track record of finding ways to create political movements to shape and influence policy,” said Meyers. “The firm has an established history of working on some of the largest and highest profile issue campaigns in the history of the city. I look forward to continuing that with APCO’s dynamic team and ultimately helping clients achieve their goals.”
Meyers is the latest in a wave of new talent joining APCO’s Washington office, including Frank Lowenstein, Jason Meyer, Kelsey Harclerode and Jerri Ann Henry.
The firm has long been an industry leader in gaging how organizations can wield influence inside the Beltway. Each year, APCO releases its annual TradeMarks study, which measures the effectiveness of associations in achieving their policy goals and determines which areas organizations must excel in to enhance their impact in Washington.
Meyers joins a distinguished group of public affairs experts at APCO, including Gadi Dechter, Dan Scandling, Anita McBride and Craig Fuller.