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NRA Serves Up PA Duties to Kennedy

Thu, May 16, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Sean KennedyThe National Restaurant Assn. has hired Sean Kennedy, who was in charge of global government affairs for the Airlines for America trade group, as executive VP of PA.

Tusk Works to Torpedo De Blasio On HS Admissions

Tue, Apr. 23, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bill DeBlasioTusk Strategies, political consulting/strategic communications shop, is coordinating the effort to torpedo New York mayor Bill de Blasio's push to kill the admissions test for the city's eight specialized high schools.

Super Bowl PR Vet Mokros Joins Weber Shandwick

Thu, Mar. 28, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Andrea MokrosAndrea Mokros, VP-communications & events for the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee from 2015 to 2018 and top aide to First Lady Michelle Obama, is now at Weber Shandwick as senior VP-corporate & PA in its Minneapolis office.

Cogent Catches SIFMA’s Oxner

Wed, Feb. 27, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Dave OxnerDave Oxner, who heads government relations at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Assn., is joining Washington PA firm Cogent Strategies.

Voters Want Trump to Nix Wall Talk During SOTU

Mon, Feb. 4, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

TrumpA solid majority of voters want president Trump to discuss plans to improve healthcare and to bolster jobs/economy during his State of the Union. Only a third of them want to hear about the Trump Wall. (5 reader comments)

Ex-Rep. Comstock Joins Baker Donelson

Fri, Feb. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Barbara ComstockFormer Virginia Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, who lost her seat in 2018 to underdog Democrat Jennifer Wexton, has joined Baker Donelson as senior advisor in its government relations and public policy group. (1 reader comment)

BAE's Dodsworth Adds PA Firepower to H+K

Thu, Jan. 31, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Scott DodwworthScott Dodsworth, who was head of strategic planning at British defense giant BAE Systems, has joined Hill+Knowlton Strategies as PA chief in the UK.

SKDKnick's Burton Exits For Team Schultz

Wed, Jan. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Bill BurtonBill Burton, who helped engineer the rise of Barack Obama from obscure Senator to the White House, has exited Democratic powerhouse firm SKDKnickerbocker, to join ex-Starbucks chief Howard Schultz's quixotic bid for the White House as an independent. (4 reader comments)

Treasury's Ballman Maps Path to Chartwell

Thu, Jan. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Luke BallmanLuke Ballman, who served as deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Treasury Dept. during the Obama and Trump administrations, has joined Chartwell Strategy Group as senior VP.

Rep. Cooper Aide Walks to Calvert Street

Thu, Dec. 13, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Haley DavidsonHaley Davidson, who worked for Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper for a dozen years, is now at Calvert Street Group in Nashville.

GOP Operative Hauck Goes to Qorvis

Mon, Nov. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Kara HauckKara Hauck, most recently communications director for the House Republican Conference and its chair, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, has joined Qorvis as VP-PA.

Ex-LA Mayor Villaraigosa Lands at Mercury

Wed, Nov. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Antonio VillraigosaAntonio Villaraigosa, former mayor of Los Angeles who ran an unsuccessful bid for California governor, has landed at Mercury as co-chairman.

Media, Leaders to Blame for Divisive Political Climate

Mon, Nov. 5, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Capitol HillVoters blame the media and politicians for America’s divisive political climate, but while nearly all want our leaders to come together and address issues, a majority also admitted there are some issues for which politicians should never compromise. (2 reader comments)

Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations

Mon, Nov. 5, 2018

By Patrick George and Erynne Jones

Patrick George and Erynne JonesThe ability to deliver urgent information to vulnerable, remote, disenfranchised or socially excluded audiences through public awareness and education campaigns matters now more than ever.

ACC's Fischer Inks with IBEX

Fri, Nov. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David FischerDavid Fischer, who was senior director at the American Chemistry Council during a ten-year stint, has joined IBEX Partners, the DC-based public affairs shop launched by B-M alums.

Facebook Likes Top UK Politico Clegg

Fri, Oct. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Nick CleggEmbattled Facebook has hired Nick Clegg, a former UK deputy prime minister, to head its global affairs operation.

Marchick Eyes Exits at Carlyle Group

Fri, Oct. 19, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

David MarchickDavid Marchick is leaving his managing director and global head of external affairs post at Carlyle Group, the DC-based investment firm giant, at the end of the year.

Ex-SEC Chair Schapiro Takes Bloomberg Post

Fri, Oct. 12, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Mary SchapiroMary Schapiro, former Securities and Exchange Commission chair, has joined Bloomberg LP as vice chair of global public policy. She'll also counsel Michael Bloomberg, who is expected to seek the Democratic presidential nod.

Andryszak Leaves Loews for Ogilvy

Fri, Sep. 14, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Amy AndryszakAmy Andryszak, who handled government relations for diversified New York-based giant Loews Corp. and its subsidiaries, has joined Ogilvy Government Relations.

Ocasio-Cortez Bans Press from Meetings

Mon, Aug. 20, 2018

By Steve Barnes

Ocasio CortezDemocratic congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is receiving criticism for barring journalists from two otherwise public community meetings.

Eissenstat Takes Top GM Public Policy Post

Thu, Aug. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Everett EissenstatGeneral Motors has named Everett Eissenstat, who has more than 20 years of international government affairs experience, senior VP-global public policy.