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Executive Director, Global Crisis Practice Lead

Areas of Expertise:

# Crisis, Issues & Litigation

# Health

# Technology

Eliot Hoff is a recognized expert in crisis management and preparedness. He works with his clients on their most challenging issues and has experience across industries. An executive director and the lead of APCO’s Global Crisis practice, with capabilities around the world, Eliot has specific expertise in managing global multistakeholder crises and issues and has managed some of the largest and most complex recalls in the food and consumer products sector.

Prior to joining APCO, Eliot was a vice president in Ruder Finn’s corporate reputation practice, also focusing on crisis management. Before Ruder Finn, he was the director of Connors Communications, a boutique technology public relations agency, where he helped to expand the agency’s offerings to include crisis and litigation communication, corporate reputation and financial communication. At Connors, he launched several companies in the technology sector, including Vonage and Schema Ltd. Eliot went to Connors from Hill and Knowlton, where he was part of the litigation group of the corporate practice.

Eliot is an attorney who began his career as associate director at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), where he implemented and expanded media relations and grassroots community outreach program in the New York region and served as spokesperson in the national and local media.

Eliot holds a law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts from Binghamton University.