Quinn Gillespie & Associates has added former ambassador Ralph Johnson to the firm’s international practice group as a partner.
Johnson brings more than 30 years of experience in the public and private sectors, having previously served in a number of diplomatic positions, including U.S. ambassador to the Slovak Republic and principal deputy high representative in the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo.
Following his retirement from the Foreign Service in 1999, Johnson and his wife established a consulting firm in Slovakia. They provided political risk assessment and political advisory services to U.S. and foreign investors in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
From 1993 until 1995, Johnson was the coordinator for U.S. assistance to Central and Eastern Europe. He was responsible for overseeing U.S. assistance to the region, including approximately $400 million per year under the Support for East European Democracy Act.
"Ambassador Johnson's distinguished background and experience will complement QGA’s talented group of government relations professionals," said Quinn Gillespie Chairman Jack Quinn said in a statement. "We are pleased to welcome him to our team and look forward to future success with him on board as we continue to serve and grow our strong international client base."
Johnson was traveling out of the country and could not be reached for comment.