Siewert heads to Alcoa for VP spot

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.

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