Neil H. Simon, Globally Recognized Communications Strategist, Joins Resolute

Neil Simon, a long-time communications and government professional with experience working in Washington, D.C., Europe and across the U.S. West, has joined Resolute as an executive vice president.

Neil brings award-winning media, cyber security, policy, and crisis communications to the firm. Prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, Neil ably guided the European Union through its public engagement in the U.S., leading more than 200 in-person and online events. He managed a 35-person communications and public engagement team as the director of communications at the Portland, Ore., regional government, Metro and as global communications director for the tech company Tektronix.

“Neil’s experiences advising global corporations, elected officials and government agencies shows his natural ability to forge meaningful connections,” said Greg Goldner, Resolute Founder and Managing Partner. “His diverse career will bring another valuable perspective to the Resolute team and clients.”

Neil is based in Portland, Ore., but advises Resolute clients across the country.

After the September 11 attacks, Neil was selected as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, during which he was one of the first legislative staffers to work on cyber security and promote inter-agency and public-private information sharing through national homeland security legislation.

Neil designed a custom 12-week cyber security curriculum and tabletop exercises for Gartner and scores of Fortune 500 and public sector clients, helping security leaders improve their crisis preparedness, detection, and response efforts.

After working on the first sanctions against Russia during the Obama Administration, Neil went on to be based in Denmark and a career working on international human rights, economic and environmental cooperation and democracy promotion.

He has a passion for connecting people and using creative media and digital tools to improve civic action, as seen through his publications on diplomacy, public engagement and documentary films on politics and civil rights.

Neil holds bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science from Northwestern University and is completing an executive master’s in public administration at Portland State University.