Joe Lockhart, Facebook's latest high-level hire, served as the White House Press Secretary during President Clinton's second term in office. It was a difficult few years for Lockhart, who had to handle the media's scrutiny of Clinton's impeachment hearings.

News arrived Tuesday late afternoon that Lockhart would be joining Facebook's executive team as Vice President of Global Communications. Currently working as managing director and founding partner of the strategic communications consulting firm Glover Park Group, Lockhart will handle Facebook's corporate, policy, and international communications. He'll report to vice president of global communications, marketing, and public policy, Elliot Schrage. "Joe's arrival brings new skills and greater depth to our incredibly busy team," said Schrage in a statement. "His experience building and running a press office at the White House gives him particular appreciation for the demands of a global 24-hour news cycle and the challenges of responding effectively to intense scrutiny."

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