laura sheehanBurson-Marsteller Washington public affairs head Laura Sheehan has departed for the top communications post at the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, the Virginia trade group for coal producers, utilities and support companies.

Evan Tracey, a former ad man who held the senior VP/comms. slot at ACCCE for the past two years, left the organization in August.

Sheehan led B-M's PA unit for the past year after a stint as senior VP of PA for the American Gas Association. She was previously with FD Dittus and served as a Democratic communications aide on the Hill.

Five-year-old ACCCE counts members like American Electric Power, Caterpillar, Southern Company and Norfolk Southern.

Washington-based Steve Lombardo heads B-M's PA and crisis units in the U.S.