Bruce JentlesonBruce Jentleson, former foreign policy advisor to former VP Al Gore and Duke University professor, has joined APCO at its Raleigh outpost.

As a member of the DC-based PA giant, Jentleson will counsel clients on international policy, US foreign relations and global governance.

Jentleson worked with Gore from 2000 to 2005. Following that stint, he served as senior advisor to the State Dept.'s policy planning director and on President Obama's 2012 campaign's national security advisory steering committee.

Most recently, Jentleson was Henry A. Kissinger chair in foreign policy and international relations at the Library of Congress Kluge Center.

Kelly Williamson leads APCO's Carolina office, which handles clients such as Alliance for North Carolina Nonprofits, Lenovo and Novozymes.