Aide for Romney transition team heads back to K Street

Drew Maloney, a senior aide to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign, is heading back to K Street.

Hess Corp. has appointed Maloney as its new vice president of government affairs and public policy.

Maloney was a senior adviser to the Republican National Committee and was the head of legislative affairs for Romney’s transition team, called the Readiness Project. Before coming to the campaign, Maloney was the CEO of Ogilvy Government Relations, one of the top earners on K Street.

“We have worked with Drew over the years in his role at Ogilvy and are pleased to have an executive with such extensive experience lead our government relations and public policy group,” said John Hess, Hess’s chairman and CEO, in a statement.

Maloney left Ogilvy in June to join the Romney campaign. Ogilvy has seen other departures recently, such as Wayne Berman heading to private-equity firm Blackstone Group, but has begun to regroup and make new hires.

Ogilvy has taken in $12.2 million in lobbying fees so far for this year.