JDA Frontline Announces Addition of Bill McQuillen as Vice President of Public Affairs

Top journalist joins the leadership of growing public affairs practice in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bill McQuillen, recognized as a top international economics, trade and labor journalist, has joined JDA Frontline as a Vice President of Public Affairs where he will play a prominent role leading the firm’s Washington, D.C., office and its growing portfolio of clients.

JDA Frontline is a public affairs firm with offices in Charleston, S.C., and Washington, D.C., which specializes in designing and executing strategic communications, advertising and digital campaigns for business, non-profit and political organizations.

McQuillen most recently served as Bloomberg’s senior trade and labor reporter covering international commerce, free trade agreements, the World Trade Organization, economic development, global market competition as well as unions and the National Labor Relations Board. Prior to covering trade and labor, he covered the U.S. Department of Justice, international economics and foreign and domestic policy during President George W. Bush’s second term. During the 2004 presidential elections, he traveled with both candidates, President Bush and U.S. Sen. John Kerry, as Bloomberg’s wire service pool reporter.

“Bill’s experience proves him to be one of the most talented reporters covering economics, international trade and labor issues,” said JDA Frontline President Jim Dyke. “JDA Frontline is proud to have some of the country’s finest political and communications strategists already among our ranks and Bill will be a phenomenal asset to our firm, adding great depth to our ability to serve our clients as we continue to grow.”

McQuillen has been a frequent panelist and speaker, including on numerous Bloomberg Television and radio programs, CSPAN's Newsmakers and National Press Club events. His work has been published around the world, including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Washington Post and other major media platforms.

In 2011, he served as an associate producer for “Diabetesville USA,” a documentary film focusing on abnormally high diabetes rates in Cameron County, Texas.

Since 2007, Bill has served as an advisor to the student newspaper at his alma mater, the Catholic University of America, and is an active volunteer in the greater D.C., area, regularly contributing his time to D.C. Central Kitchen and Capital Area Food Bank.

McQuillen also holds a Masters of Studies in Law from Georgetown University Law Center.

Molly Pacala, 202-559-0293

Source: JDA Frontline