APCO Worldwide today announced that it has hired corporate communications veteran Harlan Teller, who's been named an executive director at the global communication agency.

Harlan Teller Harlan Teller

Teller, a former corporate practice chair at Hill+Knowlton Strategies and Burson-Marsteller, previously held the top strategic communications slot at FTI Consulting. He launched the Washington-based corporate services company’s Midwest PR operations in 2005 and held a senior managing director role in the firm’s Chicago office.

He later left that post to lead marketing and communications for Northern Illinois University.

Teller has been charged with counseling APCO’s corporate and institutional clients on reputation management issues as well as assisting with new business development.

He’ll be based in APCO’s Chicago office.