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Ketchum’s Schoeneman Skips to Curley Co.

Thu, Dec. 12, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

KayAnn SchoenemanKayAnn Schoeneman, Ketchum senior VP, PA director and DC marketplace leader, has joined Curley Co. as senior VP and corporate/PA director.

Koch Exec Launches Advisory Firm

Tue, Nov. 12, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

James DavisJames Davis, who formerly ran a communications agency for the Koch Network, has launched his own practice, Touchdown Strategies, LLC. (1 reader comment)

How to Respond to Twitter’s Political Ad Ban

Wed, Nov. 6, 2019

By Ron Bonjean

Ron BonjeanTwitter’s recent decision to ban political advertising has left many companies, trade associations and advocacy groups wondering how the move will impact their ability to connect with stakeholders. (1 reader comment)

Thorogood Leaves Brexit Woes for Return to APCO

Thu, Oct. 10, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Zoe ThorogoodZoe Thorogood, who exited APCO Worldwide’s Washington office in March 2018 to become chief of staff & director of external communications of UK’s Conservative Party, will return to the PA firm on Oct 23.

Peterlin to Exit AT&T Global PA Post

Tue, Oct. 1, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Margaret PeterlinMargaret Peterlin, who was chief of staff to former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, is leaving her AT&T senior VP-global external & public affairs at the end of the year.

Isakowitz Gets Google DC Post

Mon, Sep. 30, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

GoogleMark Isakowitz, chief of staff to Ohio Republican Senator Rob Portman has joined Google as VP-government affairs & public policy in Washington.

Siemens' Reicherts Drives to GM

Thu, Sep. 5, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Liz ReichertsLiz Reicherts, head of US government affairs for German industrial giant Siemens, is joining General Motors Sept. 15 as VP-external affairs.

Political Spending to Top $6 Billion in 2020

Tue, Jul. 23, 2019

By Jon Gingerich

capital building2019-2020 election cycle will generate about $6 billion in paid political ad placements, according to estimates released by Kantar Media. (2 reader comments)

NRA Vet Targets PA, Crisis Management

Fri, Jul. 12, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Chris CoxChris Cox, who was executive director of the National Rifle Association for 17 years before exiting in June after an alleged coup attempt, has launched his own consulting firm, Capitol 6 Advisors. 

Tunheim Taps Connected Hume for PA Slot

Mon, Jun. 24, 2019

By Steve Barnes

Bob HumeBob Hume, who was senior advisor to Minnesota governor Mark Dayton and now Senator Tina Smith, joins Tunheim as PA director.

Diplomacy Pro Barbour Returns to H+K

Tue, Jun. 11, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

James BarbourJames Barbour, who led the European Union's PA and communications effort in Washington, has signed on as US PA chief at Hill+Knowlton Strategies.

Qorvis’ Masters Moves to BIO

Mon, Jun. 3, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Rich MastersRich Masters, executive VP at Qorvis Communications, is taking the top public affairs post at BIO, trade group of biotechnology companies and academic institutions, on June 17.

Ex-Sen. Heitkamp Aide Hits Breakwater

Wed, May 29, 2019

By Kevin McCauley

Abbie McDonough, who was communications director for North  Dakota’s Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp, has joined WPP’s Breakwater Strategy as VP.

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)