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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.

Ex-Biden Aide Focuses on Aperture

Wed, Jul. 18, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Scott MulhauserScott Mulhauser, a top aide to former vice president Joe Biden, has opened Aperture Strategies in DC to offer PA support to companies, coalitions, non-profits and trade associations.

AT&T Taps Tillerson's Ex-COS Peterlin

Mon, Jul. 9, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Margaret PeterlinAT&T has hired Margaret Peterlin, who served as chief of staff for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, as senior VP external and global affairs, based in Washington. (1 reader comment)

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.