NEW YORK: Jake Siewert, the third and final press secretary in the
Clinton White House, has landed at Alcoa.
The aluminum company, previously headed by Treasury Secretary Paul
O'Neill, has created a new position for Siewert: VP of global
communications and public strategies. Alcoa is ranked 77 in the Fortune
The position includes oversight of government relations, communications,
and community relations.
"Alcoa is part of the real economy, unlike some others," said
"It is committed to raising its profile, as it does more international
business. It is undergoing rapid change."
Siewert, 37, had been courted by numerous high-end IR firms, but opted
for a client-side position.
Siewert was press secretary to Bill Clinton from September 2000 to
January 2001. He continued to assist the Clintons following the
controversy over Presidential pardons.