Lobbying World

•Joseph B. Trahern has joined General Motors as director of legislative and regulatory affairs. Most recently, he was chief of staff to Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) and, before that, to her late husband, Robert Matsui (D-Calif.). He previously served as communications director for former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and as a staffer for Sens. Dick DurbinDick DurbinSenate panel passes 4.5B defense bill Reid: 'Lay off' Sanders criticism Senators tout 4.5B defense spending bill that sticks to budget MORE (D-Ill.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.). He also worked within the Clinton White House Office of Political Affairs as both an associate director and a special assistant to the president.

•Bonnie Hogue Duffy has joined Quinn Gillespie & Associates as director of the lobbying firm’s healthcare practice. Most recently, Duffy served as director for federal policy at the Alzheimer’s Association and as director of health policy at the American Association of Health Plans. She was legislative assistant to Sen. Jack ReedJack ReedSenators introduce amendment to authorize 4,000 more visas for Afghans Groups urge Senate to oppose defense language on for-profit colleges Reid throws wrench into Clinton vice presidential picks MORE (D-R.I.) and senior health care policy adviser to the Senate Democratic Policy Committee.

•Courtney English has rejoined the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) as director of the trade group’s grassroots program. English was a communications associate at ACLI before becoming press secretary for Rep. Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.) in March 2006. She previously served as a public policy specialist for Gov. Frank Keating of Oklahoma, ACLI’s current president.

•William G. Otis, the counselor to the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, has joined the American Civil Rights Union as director of legal affairs. Otis has served as the assistant U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Virginia and was a special counsel to President George H.W. Bush.

•Debra Campbell was named head of government relations for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). Prior to joining JDRF, Campbell oversaw government affairs for the American Association of Colleges of Nursing from 2001 to 2007. She previously served as a lobbyist for the American College of Emergency Physicians.

•Claude E. Bailey, the general counsel for both the D.C. Sports and Entertainment Commission and the Washington Convention Center Authority, has joined Venable LLP as a partner in the state and local government group.

•Lloyd Hand, a former aide to President Lyndon B. Johnson, has joined the Washington office of King & Spalding. He comes from DLA Piper, where he was a senior partner.