SEATTLE—Danielle Leach, former head of communications for mobile commerce at Ericsson and former head of corporate communications and public affairs for emerging markets at Google, joined APCO Worldwide as a senior director for corporate communications, based in the firm’s Seattle office with a special focus on APCO’s clients in the technology industry.

Leach previously served as the global head of communications for the mobile commerce division of Ericsson where she was responsible for brand strategy and global reputation management for Ericsson’s new mobile commerce venture. Before her time with Ericsson, she worked at Google where she oversaw regional public affairs and corporate communications for both Google and YouTube across emerging markets working to support market entry and navigate market changes.

Prior to Leach’s work in-house at Ericsson and Google, she served in a number of senior communications consulting positions advising other technology multinational corporations such as Microsoft.