Terry Neal
Terry Neal

BCW has added Terry Neal and James Cook as executive VPs/managing directors in its public affairs and technology practices, respectively.

Neal, who had been running his own shop, did time at Podesta Group, Fannie Mae, CGI Federal, Light Squared and Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

He also held reporter, columnist and editor jobs at the Washington Post, Miami Herald and Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.

Cook joins from Edelman, where he led its Revere NY in-house tech boutique and guided the No.1 independent firm's Big Apple artificial intelligence center of excellence.

Earlier, he ran Edelman’s tech practices in Beijing and Singapore and big jobs at MSL and Weber Shandwick.

Neal works in DC and Cook is stationed in New York.