Nina Verghese, who has more than ten years of experience running grassroots and grasstops communications campaigns, has joined APCO Worldwide as senior director and head of its campaigns and advocacy practice.
She takes over for Dan Meyers, who is now deputy managing director of APCO/DC focused on business development.
Most recently, Verghese was at Locust Street Group in Washington, handling federal, state and local advocacy efforts.
Earlier, she worked at Burson-Marsteller and its Direct Impact arm.
Verghese has strong ties to the Republican party. She was national coalitions director for Jon Huntsman’s presidential run, deputy regional political director for the Republican National Committee and a staffer at George W. Bush’s White House.