WASHINGTON D.C.—Edelman has hired David Almacy, the former White House Internet and e-communications director, as a senior vice president in its Washington, DC, digital public affairs practice.
As part of Edelman’s bipartisan digital public affairs practice, Almacy will counsel public affairs clients on developing digital communications strategies that enhance outreach, engage allies, shape legislative debates and influence public opinion. He will provide perspective from his years in the Bush administration to develop new media techniques that help clients achieve public policy objectives.
Immediately prior to joining Edelman, Almacy spent almost two years as vice president of digital strategies (Studio D) with Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. From 2005 to 2007, he managed all White House online communications strategies. Before joining the White House staff, Almacy was a senior advisor to the deputy secretary at the U.S. Department of Education, where he provided guidance on policy, media affairs and congressional relations.