William "Bill" Pierce is Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide in their Washington, D.C. office. Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Pierce worked as the deputy assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to working for HHS, he was director of public affairs for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. He was also a press secretary for Senator Olympia Snowe R-ME. Prior to working for Senator Snowe, he was director of communication for the National Taxpayers Union, was an account executive for Hill & Knowlton and a research associate with the Government Research Corporation. He started his career in Washington by working for the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
- APCO Worldwide Key Staff Bio - William Pierce, Organizational web site, accessed January 25, 2011