WASHINGTON: Porter Novelli has appointed APCO Worldwide senior director Jennifer Swint as MD of its Washington, DC office, effective January 1.
Swint will report to Brad MacAfee, who was promoted to president of North America earlier this month. She will be responsible for helping the agency grow its business in Washington, providing counsel to clients on public affairs issues, and managing and growing talent.
Swint will succeed Catherine “Kiki” McLean, who stepped down from the role last June and took on a part-time counselor position at the firm.
Prior to this, Swint ran North American business development at APCO, which she joined in 2009. She previously served as president and founder of independent communications and public affairs agency Nine Dot Strategies. She also worked at Atlantic Media, including as president of Atlantic Live and as executive director at the National Journal's Policy Council. Before that, she held senior-level roles at Powell Tate.
Swint said she decided to join Porter because of its strong reputation in Washington, the US, and around the globe.
Last summer, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services tapped Porter to launch a campaign promoting the Medicare open-enrollment period. The firm received just less than $12 million to manage the effort.