Herald Group expands public affairs practice with two hires

WASHINGTON: The Herald Group has hired Demetrios Karoutsos and Art Swift in VP of public affairs roles.

WASHINGTON: The Herald Group has hired Demetrios Karoutsos and Art Swift in VP of public affairs roles.

Karoutsos' has worked on a number of congressional, gubernatorial, and Senate campaigns. He began his career in the financial services industry, then worked as a field manager and press secretary for former New Hampshire Gov. Craig Benson. Karoutsos has also served as communications director for former US Rep. John Sweeney (R-NY), the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA).

Swift will join the firm from Qorvis Communications, where he managed clients including foreign governments, technology and consumer companies, and defense contractors. He also served as director of communications for the Northern Virginia Technology Council. Swift also worked as a broadcast reporter and producer.

His public affairs experience includes director of research and policy, as well as chief of staff, for New York State Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey, and as communications director for the Idaho State Senate Majority Caucus.

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