Katelyn Bunning
Katelyn Bunning

Katelyn Bunning, Senator Mitch McConnell’s legislative director, has joined Cornerstone Government Affairs, the DC-based PA firm that has more than 100 staffers in 13 offices.

She advised the Minority Leader on energy, environmental, education and agricultural policy issues and played a key role in the passing of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act and American Miners Act.

Cornerstone also has recruited Shanetta Paskel, senior director of federal and state government relations at Navient, student loan server and debt collector.

Paskel was a lobbyist for Baltimore City Community College, American Assn. for Justice and deputy legislative director for former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.

She joins Cornerstone on May 3.

Geoff Gonella, Cornerstone president/managing director, said Bunning and Paskel have a broad and diverse set of relationships on both sides of the aisle that will bring impact and value to clients.

Cornerstone has offices in Atlanta, Annapolis, Dover, Chicago/Springfield, Jackson, Baton Rouge, Austin/Houston, Oklahoma City, Des Moines and Denver.