Tim Roemer, former congressman from Indiana and U.S. ambassador to India, has joined APCO Worldwide as a senior vice president.
Roemer, who served 12 years in the House of Representatives, is well connected in Washington and abroad. In addition to his time in Congress and as a diplomat, he was a member of the 9-11 Commission and president of the Center for National Policy.
To put the last position in context: Other former presidents are Madeleine Albright and Leon Panetta.
Roemer is also the son-in-law of former Sen. J. Bennett Johnston Jr.
APCO Worldwide provides public affairs and lobbying services. Roemer has said he will provide strategic advice but will not lobby. He will serve on the Apco’s Global Political Strategies and International Advisory Council.
The firm lists his areas of focus as government relations, policy, research and analysis, trade and investment policy.
The firm’s government relations team is chaired by another Capitol Hill veteran, Donald W. Riegle Jr., who served in both the House and Senate.
“Tim is well-known in Washington as a problem-solver who encourages collaboration and cooperation – especially valuable traits given the current political environment and the importance of the challenges we face,” Riegle said. “It will be a privilege to work with Tim in his new role.”