WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ann Saybolt, a social marketing expert and a former senior vice president and partner at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications, is rejoining APCO Worldwide as senior vice president in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
At Fleishman-Hillard, Saybolt led the firm’s D.C.-based social marketing group, focusing on client projects and business development efforts. She helped build communications campaigns for government and private-sector clients including the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy’s National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, TriCare Management and the National YWCA. She also co-chaired the firm-wide social impact practice group.
Saybolt was previously the staff director of communications at the Consumer Electronics Association, where she was responsible for developing and coordinating public education efforts for the consumer technology industry around the nation’s transition to digital television. She also served as media spokesperson, coordinating media strategies and outreach for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and other events.
Saybolt began her career on Capitol Hill, as a staffer to Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and John W. Cox, Jr. (D- Ill.). She worked at APCO in the mid-1990s, building public affairs campaigns for corporate and government clients.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—J. Joseph Grandmaison, former member of the board of directors of the U.S. Export-Import Bank and head of the U.S. Trade & Development Agency, is joining APCO Worldwide’s international advisory council.
At the Export-Import Bank, Grandmaison coordinated business development initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to his role with the bank, Grandmaison served in the Clinton Administration as director of TDA, where he managed the investment in and subsequent implementation of more than $425 million in more than 1,300 overseas projects specifically designed to involve U.S. companies, from small- and medium-sized businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises.
Earlier in his career, Grandmaison was managing director of international development for Don Breazeale & Associates, a West Coast-based transportation consulting company that specializes in port, rail and freight operations. He also served as federal co-chairman of the New England Regional Commission.