WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- kglobal, one of the nation's most innovative and dynamic communications firms, has hired public affairs veteran Andy Beck as Managing Director.
Beck, who has extensive experience in the Energy and Financial Services sector, has also served as Director of Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of Energy, as the senior communications and outreach advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and as a senior communications counselor in the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"Having worked in the upper echelons of government and the private sector, there are few communications professionals in the country who understand the energy, finance, manufacturing and transportation fields as well as Andy," said kglobal President and CEO Mark Green. "He will play an integral role in the continued growth and success of our firm."
Most recently, Beck led Makovsky Integrated Communications' Energy, Manufacturing and Sustainability Practice and was General Manager of its Washington, D.C. office. In that position, he provided strategic communications and marketing direction, brand positioning, media relations and social media counsel to corporate and association clients.
Prior to his work at Makovsky, Beck was the Chief Communications Officer at Lighting Science Group, directing the company's internal and external communications, government relations, social media outreach and investor relations activities. Before his tenure at Lighting Science Group, he was the Senior Vice President and head of MWW PR's energy and environmental practice in Washington, D.C.
Earlier in his career, Beck worked for two prominent trade associations, the National Automobile Dealers Association and the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.
"With the changing political winds, the energy, finance, manufacturing and transportation sectors have become increasingly dynamic and competitive," Beck said. "The fast growth and diversification of technologies and services in these fields necessitates that companies and trade groups have a clear and effective communications strategies to influence stakeholders."
Based in Washington D.C, with offices in Seattle and San Diego, kglobal is one of the nation's fastest-growing communications firms. kglobal helps its commercial and federal clients build brand awareness, increase market share, influence policy and protect their brands.