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Deanna Javadi is a director in the crisis management and litigation communications practice at APCO Worldwide. Based in Washington, D.C., she is a public affairs professional with a unique background in international relations and public policy.

Since joining APCO in January 2018, Ms. Javadi has spearheaded multiple crisis communications and issue management plans helping clients address complex issues and navigate reputational challenges in the public and private space. In addition to providing crisis support, Ms. Javadi assists clients in reputation management, message and brand development, external and internal communications strategy, event planning and execution, market research and media analysis.

Prior to APCO, Ms. Javadi worked as a Public Relations Fellow at The Podesta Group where she supported a diverse set of clients on policy issues and legislative developments ranging from multinational corporations to local political interest groups.

Ms. Javadi received her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University with a focus in international relations and economics.