Lobbying World

•Dick Woodruff, a former chief of staff for Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) and senior legislative adviser to the Alliance for Justice, has been hired by the American Cancer Society as its senior director of federal relations. Stephen Finan, a Treasury Department official, joined the society as its new health economist.

•Susan Christensen will be a senior adviser on the health public policy team for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC. Christensen was a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) official and once served as health counsel to former Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-Conn.).

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•Brian Maloney has been hired by the National Association of Manufacturers as its new director of health policy. Maloney most recently was a senior legislative analyst for the HHS.

•Ann Beauchesne has been promoted to head the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s homeland security division. Prior to joining the Chamber, Beauchesne served as director of the National Governors Association’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.

•Joel White, former staff director of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and president of his own firm, JCWhite Consulting, has joined the Galen Institute as a senior fellow to work on health and tax public policy.

•Kristy Skupa Sternhell, a senior aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), has joined computer giant Hewlett-Packard. Sternhell will serve as the company’s director of congressional affairs.

•The Washington Group has added three Democratic strategists: G. John O’Hanlon, who has worked with former House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) and Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.); Gerry Kavanaugh, once chief of staff for Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.); and Moses Boyd, a former chief counsel for former Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.). The firm has promoted Rita Lewis, once an aide to former Sen. Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), to vice chairwoman.