FTI Consulting has hired veteran US public policy expert Sean Darragh, who joins the firm’s Public Affairs practice as a Managing Director. The role will help support the firm’s clients navigate the intersection between government and business. Darragh will work from the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, and reports to Jackson Dunn, Head of the firm’s Americas Public Affairs practice.
Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Sean Darragh was briefly a Strategic Advisor at Forbes Tate, joining the company in 2015. Previously, he worked at the Grocery Manufacturers Association as an Executive Vice President of Global Strategies for four years, starting in 2011. From 2005 until 2011, Darragh worked at Biotechnology Industry Organisation first as an Executive Vice President of Food and Agriculture for three years, then as an Executive Vice President of International Affairs for another three years.
Earlier roles include Deputy Vice President at PhRMA; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the United States Department of Defense; Principal Trade Negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative; Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury for the US Department of the Treasury; Director for Global Issues and Multilateral Affairs for the National Security Council; an expert in the Clinton for President Campaign; and as an officer in the US Army, where he started his career in 1983 – rising to the rank of Battery Commander.
Darragh holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University - The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
FTI Consulting’s announcement sees Darragh take on the role of Managing Director within the firm’s Public Affairs practice. The role will see Darragh leverage his more than 30 years of experience across both the public and the private sector, to advice and support the firm’s clients working at the intersection between government and business as they develop successful strategies. Darragh will work from the firm’s office in Washington, D.C., and reports to Jackson Dunn, Head of the firm’s Americas Public Affairs practice.
Dunn remarks, “Sean’s track record on a number of key political and policy issues in highly regulated industries such as healthcare and life sciences further strengthens our ability to advise the world’s most important business leaders on political and regulatory issues of strategic significance. We are thrilled to have him join our team.”
Darragh comments that he is “very excited” about joining the FTI Consulting team. He further adds, “After years of operating in the policy and government worlds, I look forward to advising clients who are trying to navigate that same complex landscape.”