Frank Lowenstein, former special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, senior advisor to Secretary of State John Kerry and Staff Director for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has joined APCO Worldwide as the head of the firm’s growing Global Solutions Practice, announced Evan Kraus, global president and managing director of APCO’s Washington office.
“Frank’s unparalleled experience as one of the foremost foreign policy experts and state department officials will be invaluable to our team,” said Kraus. “Helping clients successfully navigate reputational challenges, investment opportunities, crises and complex geopolitical issues is at the core of what we do at APCO. At a time when clients face unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, Frank’s leadership will enhance our ability to provide solutions that help them succeed. We’re delighted to welcome him to APCO to lead our growing team.”
Prior to joining APCO, Lowenstein served as special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations for the U.S. Department of State, where his responsibilities included the Middle East peace process, including policy formation, strategic messaging, direct engagement with the Israelis and Palestinians and outreach to key stakeholders in the international community. During his time with the department, Lowenstein received the Secretary’s Distinguished Service Award, which is the highest honor at the Department of State.
A longtime advisor to Secretary Kerry, Lowenstein previously served as a principal in a leading Washington lobbying firm and as staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), before joining the State Department in 2013.
During Secretary Kerry’s time in the Senate, Lowenstein was his senior foreign policy advisor and directed the SFRC Subcommittee on Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs, a role which saw him travel extensively with then-Senator Kerry throughout the Middle East.
“I wanted to come to APCO because the people are dynamic, the work is important and they’re the best at what they do,” said Lowenstein. “I’m excited to lead this integrated, international team, and look forward to working with our clients in the coming months and years.”
From 2003 to 2004, Lowenstein was the director of national security policy for the Kerry-Edwards presidential campaign. Prior to joining the campaign, he practiced law for six years in Boston.
“Frank is one of the most widely-respected and knowledgeable foreign policy experts in Washington, D.C. and in capitals around the world,” said Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and chairman of APCO’s International Advisory Council. “I’m excited to welcome him to the team, and look forward to working with him on some of the biggest issues of the day.”