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Senior Associate Director

Nicole Zion is a senior associate director at APCO and is based in Washington, D.C. She specializes in strategic analysis and management consulting and is a member of the firm’s Public Affairs practice. At APCO, Ms. Zion helps clients navigate the complex geopolitical context in which they operate to mitigate risk, find opportunities, and develop options for advancing their business objectives.

Prior to joining APCO, Ms. Zion most recently worked at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she designed client engagements that highlighted key issues and decision points to strengthen cyber resilience of critical infrastructure, particularly the financial services sector and the defense industrial base. She previously served as a national security analyst focused on humanitarian and sustainable development issues with a niche focus in disruptive technology. Her portfolio consisted of disaster relief, durable solutions for displaced populations, and food security in the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Ms. Zion holds a Master of Public Policy in International Security & Economic Policy and a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Politics with a minor in International Development & Conflict Management from the University of Maryland.