SEATTLE — APCO Worldwide has named Tim Smith, most recently an Edelman executive, as VP and MD of its Seattle office, bolstering the agency’s regional presence.

Smith, who has expertise in corporate communications and public affairs, will lead the agency’s growing West Coast operation, APCO said.

“Tim’s addition enhances our ability to provide innovative solutions that will help them succeed,” said Nelson Fernandez, the firm’s North American chairman and New York managing director. 

Before joining APCO, Smith worked at Edelman’s Seattle office as an executive VP of corporate and public affairs. He was with the firm since 2009, leading an expansion of his group’s staff and revenue during his tenure.

Previously, Smith was senior VP at WE Communications, leading the firm’s Northwest US public affairs practice.