Meghann Curtis
Meghann Curtis

Meghann Curtis, who has worked with Time’s Up and held several executive positions at the US Department of State, is joining Weber Shandwick public affairs unit Powell Tate as senior vice president, public affairs and social impact.

Curtis most recently served as chief operating officer for the Leadership Now Project, a network of business and thought-leaders focused on strengthening American democracy.

At Time’s Up, she helped build the Care Economy Business Council, a group of leading U.S. companies that are working to address the caregiving crisis and corresponding “Shecession.” She previously was executive vice president for international exchange Programs at the Council on International Education Exchange and served as deputy assistant secretary of state in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Based in Washington, D.C., Curtis will focus on senior counsel for clients on a range of corporate reputation, public affairs and social issues briefs.

“Meghann brings a depth of cross-sector experience on some of the most pressing policy and social issues of this moment, from the role of the private sector in revitalizing democracy to the urgency of leadership on sustainability and gender equity,” said Powell Tate president Paul Massey.