Ballard Partners has recruited State Department veteran Matt Bryza as a senior policy advisor.
He has a 23-year career as a US diplomat, including a stint as ambassador to Azerbaijan.
Bryza served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Europe and Eurasia and director on the White House’s National Security Council staff.
Currently, Bryza, who lives in Istanbul, sits on the board of Turcas, publicly traded fuel/power generation company, and is CEO of a Turkish-Finnish environmental clean-up firm.
Brian Ballard said Bryza brings “a new dimension of international expertise” to his firm and his “unique perspective will be invaluable” to its clients.