Rational 360, a D.C.-based full-service strategic communications and digital agency, announced the acquisition of Strategic Heights LLC, a consultancy founded by Joe Lockhart, former White House Press Secretary to President Bill Clinton. As part of the acquisition, Lockhart joins Rational 360 as a partner.

According to a release, “Lockhart brings decades of public affairs, corporate communications, Administration, and political campaign experience to Rational 360 and is widely recognized as one of the top communications and public affairs professionals in the world. Lockhart’s distinguished career includes senior roles in the White House and U.S. Senate, experience advising multiple presidential and other political campaigns, strategic planning and communications for elite businesses, and time working as journalist for several national and international news outlets.”

Most recently, Lockhart was vice chairman for public affairs at Edelman; he was also previously the founding partner and managing director of the Glover Park Group, and was executive vice president at Bozell Sawyer Miller. Lockhart has also worked for the National Football League (NFL) as executive vice president, overseeing communications, government affairs, social responsibility and philanthropy, and for Facebook as vice president of global communications.


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