Maggie Brown, executive director and managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Seattle office, offers a background combining a decade of experience as a professional journalist with 30 years as a public affairs, communication and media relations consultant.
Ms. Brown specializes in issue management, and developing and implementing comprehensive communication and corporate positioning programs as well as crisis and litigation communication programs. Her clients range from clean tech start-ups to Fortune 100 companies and also include NGOs working in energy, transportation, health care, international development, nutrition and natural resources development. Her energy clients are as diverse as the industry, including oil and gas, solar, biofuels, battery storage, EPCs and other clean technology applications.
She has helped numerous clients manage issues related to energy, environment and sustainability through the development of effective communication strategies. Her experience ranges from developing and executing corporate positioning programs for renewable energy companies to leading a team of community outreach experts in support of a large energy company’s global environmental remediation efforts.
Ms. Brown serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington Clean Technology Alliance; the University of Washington Clean Energy Institute Advisory Council, and is on the Leadership Council of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE).
Prior to becoming a communication consultant, Ms. Brown was an award-winning reporter and editor in Washington, California and Illinois. She served as business editor and assistant city editor for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. She also served as editor of City News Service, a 24-hour, high-speed wire service covering Los Angeles and Orange counties, and was a reporter for The Associated Press and The Sacramento Bee. Her background as a former reporter and editor has proven beneficial to clients operating within the public arena.
She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where she earned a bachelor's degree in political science.