WASHINGTON, D.C.—Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide has hired Tony Bullock, former director of communications to D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, as executive vice president of public affairs. Prior to joining the mayor’s office, Bullock was chief of staff to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and, before that, an elected official.
“Our clients across the globe rely upon the Washington, D.C. office to provide them with counsel and communications support addressing a broad range of public affairs needs and issues,” said Jamie Moeller, managing director of Ogilvy PR’s global public affairs practice. “With his contacts and depth of knowledge about the political process and government operations, Tony is a perfect fit for us and a great resource for our clients here and around the world.”
As chief of staff to Sen. Moynihan from 1996-2000, Bullock served as principal spokesperson for the Senator and was the primary contact with the White House and other Congressional offices. In addition, he managed the confirmation process for New York State federal district and circuit court nominees.
During his tenure with D.C. government, Bullock served as the primary communications contact for the District’s response to terrorist attacks and was the key architect of media response for the District government during the anthrax contamination of October 2001. He also generated increased national media exposure for the mayor.