Former Press Secretary to U.S. Vice President Biden, Elizabeth Alexander Joins
FTI Consulting as Managing Director in the Strategic Communications Segment
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2013
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FTI Consulting, Inc.
(NYSE: FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping
organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced that
Elizabeth Alexander, a former aide and Press Secretary to U.S. Vice President
Joseph R. Biden, Jr., has been appointed Managing Director with the firm's
Strategic Communications segment in Washington, D.C. Alexander will advise
clients on communications strategies involving legislative, regulatory and
investigative matters across broad sectors of the economy.
Alexander began her five-year tenure with Vice President Biden in 2006, first
as then-Sen. Biden's Press Secretary and later as Communications Director.
During this time, she served as the primary spokesperson, managed the
communications staff and directed national media relations strategy for both
Sen. Biden and the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, of which Vice
President Biden served as Chair. Following the 2008 election, Alexander served
on the Vice Presidential Transition Team and then as Press Secretary for Vice
President Biden, managing the communications staff and traveling with the Vice
President as his spokesperson to the media on domestic and foreign trips.
Most recently, Alexander worked for the Department of Justice as a federal
prosecutor, first in Washington, D.C., and then in Alexandria, Va. During this
time, Alexander, who earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law
Center, managed and prosecuted a large criminal caseload along with advising
the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia on strategic planning
and media relations.
"Elizabeth brings invaluable experience honed from operating within the
highest levels of government, navigating complex policy and legal issues, as
well as directing media relations programs for political campaigns. She is a
high-level strategist whose broad view of the opportunities and challenges
that face our clients will be of tremendous value," said Edward J. Reilly,
Global Chief Executive Officer of the Strategic Communications segment at FTI
Jackson Dunn, Americas Head of the Public Affairs offering at FTI Consulting,
said, "We are thrilled to have Elizabeth join FTI Consulting. Her considerable
talents further strengthen our team's ability to help clients navigate the
intersection of market forces, the media and public policy."
Alexander also previously has served as Press Secretary for the United Nations
Foundation, Press Secretary for the Democratic National Committee Chairman
Terry McAuliffe, Communications Director for California Congressman Adam
Schiff and Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping
organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex
legal, regulatory and economic environment. With more than 3,900 employees
located in 24 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with
clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges in
areas such as investigations, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory
issues, reputation management, strategic communications and restructuring. The
company generated $1.58 billion in revenues during fiscal year 2012. More
information can be found at www.fticonsulting.com.
SOURCE FTI Consulting, Inc.
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