Harrison Returns to Corporate Pastures

Mad Cow U.S.A. book coverAlisa Harrison, who went from being the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's executive director of public relations to being the U.S. Department of Agriculture's press secretary and director of communications, is returning to the corporate world. She's joining the PR firm APCO Worldwide as a vice president, providing "strategic counsel in developing and implementing media and public affairs programs," according to the Holmes Report. Harrison was the USDA's PR point person on mad cow disease, when it was first discovered in the United States in 2003.