Facebook hires former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart

PALO ALTO, CA: Facebook hired Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary in the Clinton White House, as VP of global communications.

PALO ALTO, CA: Facebook hired Joe Lockhart, a former press secretary under President Bill Clinton, as VP of global communications. He officially joins on July 15 and will manage the social networking company's corporate, policy, and international communications teams.

Lockhart will report to Elliot Schrage, the company's VP of global communications, marketing, and public policy, and work parallel to Marne Levine, who is VP of global public policy, All Things D reports. He will work in Washington for the next year before relocating to Palo Alto, California, where Facebook is based.

Most recently, Lockhart worked as managing director at Glover Park Group, a Washington-based communications firm that he co-founded.

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