APCO - Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials International Inc.

04/02/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/02/2024 11:49

APCO International Announces Meghan Architect as Chief of Staff

Alexandria, VA - APCO International officially announced that Meghan Architect, formerly APCO's Chief Marketing Officer and Interim Chief of Staff, has been selected to officially fill the position of Chief of Staff.

Since joining APCO International in 2012 as the Marketing Manager, Ms. Architect has steadily risen through the ranks, assuming the role of Director of Marketing and Communications in 2015. By 2019, she had secured her Certified Public-Safety Executive (CPE) accreditation, followed by her Certified Association Executive (CAE) accreditation in 2021. Her journey culminated in June 2023 when she was appointed Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and just recently in January 2024 as Interim Chief of Staff.

During her tenure at APCO International spanning over a decade, Ms. Architect nurtured and expanded a multifaceted department. Her responsibilities encompassed association advertising, orchestrating email campaigns, managing web and social media presence, and curating print publications. As Director, she spearheaded the implementation of a cohesive marketing strategy, which enveloped brand management, public relations, digital marketing, and event promotion across all aspects of APCO.

As an integral part of the executive management team, Ms. Architect will lend her support to the CEO & Executive Director, facilitating effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, partners and the Board of Directors. Collaborating closely with senior leadership, she will contribute to the formulation of goals, objectives, policies and priorities for the association.

"Throughout her 12-year journey with us, Meghan has consistently showcased her ability to assemble robust teams, adeptly execute pivotal strategies, and maintain a holistic perspective while managing the intricacies of burgeoning programs," said APCO CEO & Executive Director Mel Maier. " We are excited about the prospect of Meghan bringing her exceptional professionalism and dedication to APCO, its members, and staff, as an integral part of our senior leadership team."

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APCO International is the world's oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide - and the welfare of the general public as a whole.