WASHINGTON, D.C.— Ambassador Elizabeth Jones, former U.S. Department of State assistant secretary for Europe and Eurasia, has joined APCO Worldwide as executive vice president.
“Beth’s extensive international experience throughout Europe, Eurasia, South Asia and the Middle East and her senior role in the issues affecting those regions provides a significant service to our U.S. and international clients,” says , Margery Kraus, APCO president and chief executive officer. “With 35 years experience in the U.S. Foreign Service, Beth brings a depth of knowledge and contacts that will help our clients with their business diplomacy needs that require a strong understanding of the interplay among business, government and non-governmental organizations.”
Jones will serve as a leader of APCO’s business diplomacy team providing strategic advice on topics such as economic policy, energy, corporate social responsibility and government relations. She will work with other key international advisors including Don Riegle, chairman of government relations and a former U.S. senator; Don Bonker, executive vice president and former U.S. congressman who provides guidance on international trade and foreign policy issues; Stuart Eizenstat, senior counselor and former U.S. ambassador to the European Union; Charles Krause, senior vice president and former Washington Post and PBS journalist; Marc Ginsberg, senior vice president and former U.S. ambassador to Morocco; and Christine Chauvet, APCO senior counselor and former French minister of trade.
In her previous role at the State Department, Jones designed U.S. policies for all NATO and European Union countries, Russia, Ukraine, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Prior to that, she was senior advisor for Caspian energy diplomacy at the State Department.