Washington, DC, August 15, 2022 – FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced the appointment of Carl Meacham as Managing Director, Strategic Communications segment to assist clients with cross-border issues related to national security and trade and Trade diplomacy with a focus on Latin America.
Mr. Meacham is based in Washington, DC and has more than 25 years of experience as a consultant, analyst and advocate on a wide range of government affairs and advocacy issues. He has held senior positions focused on Latin American issues in the private sector, including at a US-based pharmaceutical trade association, a global technology company and an American think tank, and in government, including in both the Clinton administration and Capitol Hill .
“Carl’s deep expertise and extensive experience in trade diplomacy, government relations and regulatory advocacy with a focus on Latin America will further strengthen our ability to serve clients across borders and boardrooms in the Southern Hemisphere,” said Ana Heeren, Senior Managing Director and Head of Latin America for the Strategic Communication segment at FTI Consulting. “I look forward to working closely with Carl and our entire team to continue providing cross-border support to clients facing an increasingly volatile regulatory environment in Latin America and globally.”
Cory Fritz, Managing Director and Head of National Security and Sanctions offering in FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment, added, “We are excited to welcome Carl to our growing team for commercial and national security services to customers across FTI’s network Providing immediate value to consulting professionals who want to manage reputational threats, assess geopolitical risks and strengthen positioning on issues such as trade, sanctions, export controls and investment screening.”
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Mr. Meacham led PhRMA’s trade diplomacy and advocacy for Latin America, Canada and Europe. Previously, he led Uber Technologies’ government relations in the “Southern Cone” of South America (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay), helping the company advance its business goals by influencing the regulatory environment. Earlier in his career, Mr. Meacham was Director of the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic & International Studies. A registered independent, he has served bipartisanly on both the Republican and Democratic Senate staffs, including more than a decade as the Republican Senate’s senior staff position for the Latin America region on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and on staff positions for Senatorial Majority Leaders Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid. Mr. Meacham also served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. He began his career as a Foreign Service Officer at the US Department of State and at the US Embassy in Madrid.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Meacham said, “I am delighted to join the FTI Consulting team. This is a particularly challenging moment for America, and FTI Consulting is well positioned to help multinational companies operating in the region develop risk mitigation and reputation enhancement strategies and navigate challenging political, regulatory and business environments.”
Mr. Meacham’s appointment is the latest step, building on FTI Consulting’s cross-border support to clients. The Strategic Communications segment also recently launched its Houston Hub, led by Pablo Zárate, a Senior Managing Director and Mexico Head of Strategic Communications for the company. The launch is part of a strategic expansion of FTI Consulting’s Latin America practice and an ongoing focus on supporting highly regulated industry sectors with critical issues across the Americas.
About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve disputes: financial, legal, operational, political and regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 7,000 employees in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and solve complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The company had revenues of $2.78 billion in fiscal 2021. In certain jurisdictions, the services of FTI Consulting are provided by different legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently administered. For more information visit www.fticonsulting.com and contact us at Twitter (@FTIConsulting)Facebook and LinkedIn.
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