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GE Vet Takes Google Government Affairs Post

Fri, Jun. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Karan BhatiaKaran Bhatia, who was president of government affairs and policy at rapidly shrinking General Electric, has shifted to Google as global policy head.

BGR Recruits Rzepka

Fri, Jun. 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

BG GroupBGR Group has recruited Justin Rzepka from the NCTA-the Internet & Television Assn., where he held the VP-government relations post. (1 reader comment)

Perez Exner Takes CBS News PR Post

Mon, Jun. 25, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Michele Perez ExnerMichele Perez Exner, a former Marine Corps PA exec and press secretary for Sen Tim Scott, will join CBS News July 5 as communications director for the DC bureau and “Face the Nation."

Report Slams NY Repís Ties to GOP-Linked Lobbyists

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Joe CrowleyThe Intercept issued a scorching report detailing how Republican-linked BGR Group is hosting a fundraising event for long-time Democratic incumbent and “progressive” candidate Joseph Crowley. (1 reader comment)

Japan Hires CGCN for Intelligence Work

Tue, Jun. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

CGCN groupThe Japanese Embassy hired all-Republican CGCN Group to provide strategic counsel, arrange introductions to members of Congress/administration and to conduct intelligence gathering in the nation's capital. (1 reader comment)

GOP Politico Gillespie Takes SV&C PA Post

Tue, Jun. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Ed GillespieEd Gillespie, who narrowly lost the 2017 Virginia governor race to Ralph Northam, will chair Sard Verbinnen & Co.'s freshly launched public affairs group in DC.

Sard Verbinnen & Co. Makes PA Splash

Wed, May 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Miriam SapiroSard Verbinnen & Co. establishes SVC Public Affairs to provide counsel on high-stakes situations that could affect a client's reputation and market value.

DC Power Player Glover Launches Ridgely|Walsh

Tue, May 29, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Juleanna GloverJuleanna Glover, who served on the staffs of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, John McCain and Rudy Giuliani, has established Ridgely|Walsh to provide PA services to "transformational companies and causes."

Ban on Cannabis Sales Hurts Blacks MostóNYT

Tue, Apr. 24, 2018

By O'Dwyer's Editorial Staff

CannabisThe arrest rate for marijuana possession in New York is four times greater for blacks than whites, said a 4/20 op-ed in the New York Times.

Dept. of Agriculture Alum Joins Edelman

Tue, Apr. 17, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Darci VetterDarci Vetter, who was Deputy Secretary at the Dept. of Agriculture, has joined Edelman in DC as general manager of PA.

Levi Strauss Enters NAFTA Fight

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Levi Strauss & Company Levi Strauss & Co. has hired Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld to advocate U.S. trade matters on Capitol Hill as the Trump administration attempts to close a tentative new NAFTA pact in the coming weeks. (1 reader comment)

Glover Park Finds Foote

Tue, Apr. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Gina FooteGlover Park Group has hired Gina Foote as a vice president in the agency’s government relations practice.

Team Obama Alum Takes Pandora PA Slot

Fri, Mar. 23, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Parita ShahParita Shah, who was chief of staff at the Millennium Challenge Corp, US foreign aid agency, has joined Pandora streaming services as PA head.

Lake Jumps into Nahigian Strategies

Wed, Feb. 21, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Jim LakeVeteran PA executive Jim Lake has joined Nahigian Strategies as principal at the Washington-based full-service strategic communications firm.

Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Mon, Jan. 15, 2018

By Steve Barnes

MLK Jr. DayToday is Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, a Federal holiday that was first celebrated in 1986. (1 reader comment)

GOP Politico Votes for APCO

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Dan MeyersDan Meyers, who spent nearly a decade at DCI Group and served as Rudy Giuliani's personal aide during his presidential run, has joined APCO Worldwide as head of advocacy in the firm’s PA practice.    


Rosy Economic Stats, Sniping at Trump, Perplex Americans

Mon, Jan. 8, 2018

By Jack O'Dwyer

David HarsanyiSince unemployment is the lowest since 2000, the stock market is setting records, and businesses talk of expanding, Americans are perplexed at the continued sniping at President Trump. (1 reader comment)

Podesta Alum Joins GSG

Thu, Jan. 4, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Erin BillingsErin Billings, who was principal at the now defunct Podesta Group, is now at Global Strategy Group in the senior VP position.

Podesta Alums Launch PA Shop

Tue, Dec. 12, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Izzy KleinTwo Podesta Group alums have joined forces to launch Klein/Johnson Group in DC, boasting of their close ties to leaders of both parties in the Senate. (1 reader comment)

PA Trio Launches InSight

Tue, Dec. 5, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Oscar RamirezPodesta Group and BGR veterans with deep roots in Democratic politics have launched InSight Public Affairs to offer one-stop-shop advocacy services for companies, non-profits, causes and coalitions.

Jeavons Joins B-Mís Direct Impact Unit

Thu, Nov. 16, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kathy JeavonsKathy Jeavons, who has White House and PR firm experience, has joined Burson-Marsteller’s Direct Impact grassroots communications unit as executive VP. (1 reader comment)