WASHINGTON, DC—Tina-Marie Adams, former Ketchum senior client director and Midwest regional director, has joined APCO Worldwide as managing director for its Chicago office.

Adams joins APCO with nearly 20 years of agency experience. Prior to her roles with Ketchum, she served as MWW Group Midwest general manager and Hill & Knowlton regional labor relations, public affairs and healthcare director. She has also held positions at Fleishman-Hillard and The Tierney Group.

She has experience in the energy, healthcare, transportation, food and higher education sectors, working with clients including Allstate, Exelon, McDonald’s, Notre Dame, Safeway, Target, Unocal and Walgreens.

In addition to her agency experience, Adams also served as a reporter for The Chicago Tribune and later as an editor for Gannett Newspapers.