Sam Myers, who held communications posts in the Depts. of Education and Commerce during the Obama administration, has joined Direct Impact as president. DI is the grassroots arm of WPP's BCW.
At the DOE, Myers served as White House liaison and supported the program to promote healthy eating in schools and America's College Promise. For Commerce, he served as director of enterprise services change management and communications.
Myers also did campaign work for Clinton/Gore 1996, Gore/Lieberman 2000, Kerry/Edwards 2004, Obama for America 2012 and Hillary for America 2016.
Since exiting the Obama White House, he worked at Brooklyn's Huge as senior VP for partnerships and development and the DC outpost of The Outcast Agency as senior VP.
Chris Foster, president of BCW North America, said Myers' campaign and White House experience "will be invaluable to clients that are navigating increasingly complex communications and legislative environments.”