APCO appointed Pamela Passman as chair of corporate and managing director of its New York office, a position what will require her to spend considerable time in Washington, D.C. Passman had spent 15-years with Microsoft, serving in various executive positions, leading regulatory affairs, global government relations, philanthropic programs and cross-company corporate citizenship efforts—including during a period of intense regulatory, media and investor scrutiny. According to a release, she was the founder and leader of innovative organizations that developed and marketed data-driven risk management solutions for companies and their global value chains. She also practiced law at Covington & Burling in D.C. and Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu in Tokyo.
Passman joined D.C.-based APCO in 2020 as a member of its International Advisory Council (IAC), which includes more than 150 recognized global leaders, including policy experts, business and industry leaders, former elected politicians, academics, renowned journalists, diplomats and nonprofit pioneers. Earlier this year, she played a critical role in launching APCO Impact—an integrated approach to helping companies positively address the most challenging issues of our time, including climate and sustainability, racial and gender equity and social justice, and embed environment, social and governance into their business strategies.
Passman will lead and collaborate with experts and leaders in APCO’s New York office and other locations, including D.C., and work with, among others, Licy Do Canto, managing director, Washington, D.C., and Jason Meyer, D.C. lead for corporate communications.