WASHINGTON, D.C.—Scott Milburn, former press secretary for the White House Office of Management & Budget, is joining APCO Worldwide as vice president. According to Robert Schooling, managing director of the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, Milburn will “help our clients with their communication needs through an understanding of the interplay among business, public policy and public opinion.”
As part of the White House communication team, Milburn served as the Bush administration’s spokesperson on budget issues and worked daily with international, national, regional and trade media to increase public and congressional support for the President’s fiscal policies. He helped coordinate communication activities for the February 2006 release of the President Bush’s fiscal year 2007 budget, as well as the fiscal year 2006 and fiscal year 2007 mid-year budget updates. He also worked with the White House press secretary and his staff to develop and implement communication strategies for developing news including Hurricane Katrina and the war on terrorism.
Prior to his position at the White House, Milburn was communication director for U.S. Senator George Voinovich of Ohio, where he led a staff responsible for media relations, speechwriting, special events, message strategy and long-term communication planning. Earlier, he was press secretary for Ohio Governor Bob Taft and U.S. Representative Dave Hobson of Ohio.