WASHINGTON, D.C.—Longtime newsman and experienced agency executive Roger Lowe and healthcare expert Mike Tuffin have joined the public affairs team at APCO Worldwide.
Roger Lowe, who was Washington bureau chief for the Columbus Dispatch, joins APCO from Porter Novelli, where he was senior vice president and director of the Washington, D.C., public affairs practice. Lowe spent 21 years as a bureau chief and reporter for Ohio newspapers, and covered the U.S. Supreme Court beat as well as five presidential elections and attended six political conventions.
“Roger’s extensive experience in journalism and public affairs is a valuable asset to APCO and our clients,” said Neal Cohen, chairman of APCO’s North American operations. “His many years as a reporter in Washington covering political, policy and legal battles will give him insight into the issues many of our clients face.”
Tuffin has worked on political campaigns, on Capitol Hill, and at leading healthcare trade associations. At America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) and the Pharmaceutical Researchers and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), Tuffin directed strategic communication programs on a range of issues related to the cost, accessibility and quality of health care. He also served on legislative staffs in both houses of Congress, held key positions on two presidential campaigns, worked on several congressional campaigns, and served as communications director at GOPAC, a training organization for Republican candidates.