Tina-Marie Adams is head of North America growth initiatives at APCO Worldwide. She previously served as managing director of APCO’s Chicago office. A more than 25-year communications veteran, Ms. Adams specializes in corporate communication, consumer campaigns 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 management roles at MWW Group, Hill & Knowlton and Fleishman-Hillard, 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.