Andy Beck
Andy Beck

Andy Beck, a former PA director for the U.S. Department of Energy who most recently held an exec. VP title at Makovsky, has joined Washington, D.C.-based kglobal, where he’s been named managing director.

Beck served as public affairs director to the Energy Department from 2007 to 2009, where he was the U.S. government’s top energy spokesperson and marketing and communications strategist. He later managed Makovsky Integrated Communications’ Washington office, and was tasked with leading the New York-based shop’s energy and sustainability practice.

Prior to joining Makovsky, Beck served as chief communications officer for LED lamp and fixtures maker the Lighting Science Group. He was previously a senior VP of corporate communications and public affairs at MWW, where he led that agency’s energy and environmental practice in D.C.

Earlier in his career, Beck was an outreach advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a senior communications counselor in the Transportation Department. He was also a spokesperson for the National Automobile Dealers Association and a policy associate for the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America.

kglobal, which is owned by government contractor Zenetex, was founded in 2010. It maintains additional offices in Seattle and San Diego.