Tom Cochran, who oversaw digital initiatives for the Obama administration, has been named partner and chief growth officer at 720 Strategies, where he previously served as chief technology officer from 2006 to 2011.
Cochran returns to 720 Strategies from Edelman, where he was general manager, digital and integrated marketing in the firm’s Washington office. He previously served as chief digital strategist and vice president, public sector at computer software company Acquia and chief technology officer at Atlantic Media.
While working at the White House, Cochran oversaw an upgrade of the U.S. embassy website and spearheaded the implementation of ShareAmerica, a platform for distributing public diplomacy content to global audiences. He also led the technology team behind the White House’s “We the People” petition platform.
720 founder and CEO Pam Fielding said that Cochran’s “credentials, reputation and experience add tremendous value to our agency and for our clients – and reflect our commitment to growth and continued leadership in the public affairs and public relations arenas.”