Lisa Ross
Lisa Osborne Ross

Lisa Osborne Ross, managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Washington office, will move to Edelman as Washington president on Nov. 13. She will succeed Rob Rehg, who becomes US public affairs chair.

Prior to APCO, Ross did a 15-year stint at Ogilvy, where she rose to head its public affairs group.

She served in both Clinton Administrations, focused on policy development and issues management.

Her government roles included communications director for the Labor Dept.’s effort to promote high-performance workplaces, deputy director of the Federal Glass Ceiling Commission and chief of staff for the White House Office of Women’s Initiatives and Outreach.

Edelman US chief Russell Dubner said Ross has the “dynamism and curiosity that are hallmarks to Edelman’s culture and its leaders.”

During an 11-year run Rehg more than doubled the size of Edelman’s DC office. In addition to counseling clients on policy-related issues, Rehg will push multi-state and local issues programming and oversee the firm’s collaborative journalism newsroom effort to bring journalistic quality content to corporate and brand storytelling.

Ross and Rehg report to Dubner.