WASHINGTON, D.C.—Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has added David Almacy to its digital strategies group. As vice president, Almacy will be responsible for client service and team development. Reporting to Jim Olson, head of the agency’s global digital strategies group, he will work closely with his regional counterparts in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (Ged Carroll) and Asia Pacific (Monica Li) to develop new digital products and services.
Almacy was formerly the director of Internet and e-communications for the White House, where he served as primary spokesperson and contact for digital influentials. He also served as the primary owner of the White House website and spearheaded the site’s comprehensive redesign in March 2007.
Before joining the White House communications staff in early 2005, Almacy was a senior advisor to the deputy secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education, where he provided guidance on policy, communications and congressional relations. In addition, he was a consultant with an interactive media agency in Washington specializing in government and political digital strategies, and spent five years handling C-SPAN’s communications and marketing efforts.