Tina-Marie Adams is managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Chicago office. With nearly 20 years of experience in the region, Ms. Adams specializes in corporate communication and public affairs, including issues/crisis management, reputation management and labor relations. She leads key initiatives and provides strategic counsel to clients in a variety of sectors including health care, energy, transportation, higher education, food and consumer retail.
Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Adams served as senior client director and Midwest regional director at Ketchum, where she led key organizational change initiatives and worked with professionals including C-level executives on critical business issues. Before her time at Ketchum, she held senior management roles at MWW Group and Hill & Knowlton, where she developed proprietary, trademarked efforts and was recognized for leading new business and growth efforts in the Midwest region.
Ms. Adams is a former journalist with the Chicago Tribune and Gannett newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Butler University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.