NEW YORK—Hill & Knowlton USA has rehired Don Meyer as vice president in the corporate practice of its Washington, DC office. Meyer returns to H&K after three years with the Bush Administration as a special assistant for communication strategy in the public affairs office of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, where he served as an aide to former Pentagon spokeswoman Torie Clarke—another H&K alum.
Meyer’s experience includes media management during the September 11 attacks and implementation of public affairs tactics in support of military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. He also formulated Defense Department strategies to improve media communications and engagement with Capitol Hill, think tanks and other third-party organizations.
“Our clients appreciate the competitive advantage created by strategic communications at the intersection of business, policy and news media,” said Gene Reineke, COO of Hill & Knowlton USA and general manager of the Washington office. “Don understands the relationship between policymaking and the press, and brings battle-tested media, coalition-building and strategic expertise to our clients in Washington and around the world.”