NEW YORK—APCO Worldwide continues to expand its New York city operation with the addition of Derwin Johnson and Adam Segall, both most recently partners at the Vistance Group, a corporate and financial communication firm they founded in 2001. Johnson and Segall will join APCO as senior vice presidents and will work on strategic media relations and corporate communications programs.
Johnson has more than 25 years of experience as a journalist, educator and corporate executive. He served as Middle East bureau chief for CNN and ABC News, and producer for World News This Morning and Good Morning America News. Prior to launching Vistance he was a senior managing director and U.S. director of media and communications training at Hill & Knowlton.
Segall has consulted on public, political and legal communication for more than 15 years and has significant expertise in corporate responsibility and corporate citizenship. His previous roles include director of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League, head of strategic philanthropy for Hill & Knowlton, U.S. executive director of a Brazilian arts and environmental NGO, and chairman of the New York State Hate Crimes Bill Coalition.
APCO’s New York office, led by former Burson-Marsteller chief executive Larry Snoddon and staffed by senior counselors including Chris Komisarjevsky (another former Burson CEO) and Kirk Stewart, former chief executive of Manning Selvage & Lee and chief communications officer at Nike, has been expanding. Revenue in New York was more than $3.5 million last year, and APCO expects to exceed $6 million in 2007.