WASHINGTON, D.C.—Wes Irvin, former associate administrator for congressional affairs and communications at the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, joins APCO Worldwide as a vice president.
At the FTA, Irvin oversaw all communication and congressional relations for the 500-employee federal agency. He advised the DOT’s Office of the Secretary on issues involving public transportation and related policy matters across the United States and served as a senior advisor to the FTA administrator.
Irvin previously served as director of congressional and public affairs for the DOT’s Maritime Administration. And prior to his service at DOT, Irvin worked for former Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher as a communications director and senior campaign advisor. He also served as press secretary to U.S. Sen. Mike DeWine of Ohio and Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan, and press and legislative aide to Rep. Frank R. Wolf of Virginia.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Andrés Rozental, former Mexican ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden, has joined APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council. Rozental holds the lifetime rank of eminent ambassador of Mexico, having acted as the permanent representative of Mexico to the United Nations in Geneva.
After retiring from active government service, Rozental founded Rozental & Asociados, an international consulting firm specializing in providing political and economic advisory services to Mexican and foreign companies, with a focus on Latin America. As the founding president of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations, he remains an active participant in discussions on Mexico’s role in the world and how it is influenced by globalization.
Rozental is currently chairman of ArcelorMittal Mexico and serves on the boards of ArcelorMittal Brazil, Dufry South America and the New India Investment Trust Company. He is also a member of the international board of governors of Canada’s Center for International Governance Innovation, a board member at the Migration Policy Institute, a member of the Inter-American Dialogue and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington, D.C.