GPC/O’Neill hires Halpin for DC post

WASHINGTON, DC: GPC/O’Neill took a big step last week toward boosting its DC profile, hiring Peter Halpin to help expand its local presence.

WASHINGTON, DC: GPC/O’Neill took a big step last week toward boosting its DC profile, hiring Peter Halpin to help expand its local presence.

WASHINGTON, DC: GPC/O’Neill took a big step last week toward

boosting its DC profile, hiring Peter Halpin to help expand its local

presence.



A veteran political operative from Chicago, Halpin worked on Clinton’s

1992 primary and general election campaigns in Illinois, and later

served as director of congressional affairs at the Transportation

Department before a stint at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

(OPIC).



While at OPIC, a quasi-governmental development and investment

corporation, Halpin’s PR mettle was truly put to the test. During his

watch, the company narrowly avoided having its funding revoked by

Congress. Halpin, as managing director for congressional and

intergovernmental affairs, was a key part of a team headed by OPIC

CEO/president George Munoz that sought to refurbish the company’s

reputation on Capitol Hill.



Halpin said that the GPC/O’Neill DC office will concentrate on federal

affairs, particularly in the sectors of trade, transportation and

telecom.



His long-term goals include a greater presence for the DC office in

GPC/O’Neill’s communications campaigns and expansion into other US

markets.



GPC/O’Neill has maintained a small DC office that billed about dollars

1.5 million last year. Its local clients include, Bechtel Corporation,

the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and Fidelity Investments.



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