BRUSSELS—David Bushong, former vice president of international affairs for Altria and head of Boeing’s Brussels office, will join APCO Worldwide as director and senior counselor.
A lawyer, Mr. Bushong’s career began in the U.S. Department of Justice where he served as special assistant to the Attorney General. He then moved up to the Minority Counsel for the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. His Congressional experience includes three years as the chief of staff for Senator Nancy Kassebaum, who, at the time, took a lead role in African policy matters. he later served three years as Secretary of the U.S. Mission to the E.U., gaining invaluable insight on transatlantic government relations.
Bushong’s private sector experience is equally prominent and reflects his experience in dealing with international organizations such as the WTO, the UN and NATO. He headed the Brussels office for Boeing’s defense division, building coalitions of aviation companies throughout Europe and worked as partner in lobbying agency Gold & Liebengood in Washington and London.
At Altria, Bushong first served as vice president for European affairs, where he dealt with EU institutions as well as national governments, before being promoted to Altria’s international affairs portfolio.