Ami Copeland
Ami Copeland

Ami Copeland has joined APCO Worldwide as public affairs head in its Washington, DC office.

Most recently, Copeland did a nearly five-year stint at Resolute Public Affairs in Chicago.

He was executive director of Business Forward, the nonprofit advocacy group that helps business leaders advise Washington officials on crafting policies to spur job creation and economic growth.

Copeland served as deputy national finance director for Obama for America and a top fundraiser for Democratic Senators Bill Nelson and Tom Daschle.

Before entering the PA/political arena, Copeland served as a first sergeant in the Israeli Defense Forces and worked as an investment banker and business journalist in Europe.

Licy Do Canto, managing director of APCO/DC, said Copeland’s “breadth of experience in geopolitics and solid understanding of the world economy coupled with his extensive background in the Washington political ecosystem and deep expertise in public policy makes him a bold and visionary leader" for the PA group and its clients.