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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.

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.