NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global public relations leader Porter Novelli today announced that veteran strategic communications executive Jennifer Swint has joined the company as managing director of its Washington, D.C. office, effective January 1, 2014. Swint will be responsible for fueling Porter Novelli's growth in Washington and providing senior public affairs counsel to the agency's clients. She will report to Brad MacAfee, Porter Novelli's president, North America.
"For more than two decades Jennifer has been a real change agent in Washington," said MacAfee. "She brings with her an enviable track record in helping clients build brands and business, and in identifying new opportunities for growth. On top of that, she is absolutely committed to talent development, and is an expert in managing and motivating teams to do exceptional work. With these skills we know that Jennifer is the right leader to build our business in Washington and deliver results for our clients greater than they ever expected," MacAfee continued.
Swint's career has spanned Washington behemoths as well as her own start-up public affairs consultancy. She comes to Porter Novelli from APCO Worldwide, where she was a senior director overseeing the firm's business development function. Prior to APCO, she was president of Nine Dot Strategies Inc., an independent communications and public affairs agency she launched in 2008. Before that, she was a senior executive at Atlantic Media Company, including a year as president of Atlantic Live, developing and leading a newly-formed business unit focusing on all non-editorial aspects of the company including live events, qualitative/quantitative research and other potential growth opportunities. Also while with Atlantic Media, she was executive director at the National Journal's Policy Council. Before that she was an executive vice president with Powell Tate/Weber Shandwick.
"Porter Novelli is a powerful force in Washington, and this market – the birthplace of the firm more than 30 years ago – is critical to both its heritage and its future," Swint noted. "I am energized to be joining such a talented group of executives, and to working to harness the collective strategy, in-depth Beltway knowledge and industry insights that will position Porter Novelli as a Washington leader for years to come."
Swint earned a B.A. in technical journalism, news editorial from Colorado State University.
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