Lobbying World

•Marc Siegel, the former executive director of the Democratic National Committee, has joined the Washington, D.C., office of Locke Liddell Strategies as partner. A longtime Democratic adviser, Siegel was deputy assistant to former President Jimmy Carter. He previously served as legislative assistant to former Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D-Minn.), the former U.S. vice president, and chief of staff to Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.).

•Andrew Yarrow has been named director of the Washington office of Public Agenda, a research and advocacy group. Yarrow comes from American University, where he was a visiting assistant professor of U.S. history. He previously served as the director of outreach for special projects in the economics studies program at the Brookings Institution.

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•Ann Loomis, the chief of staff for Sen. John Warner (R-Va.), has joined the energy company Dominion Resources as the director of federal government relations. After 18 year as Warner’s legislative director, Loomis assumed the role of chief of staff last year. She was the senator’s principal staffer on the Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works.

•Ronn Robinson was named director of state implementation for the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce, an arm of the National Center on Education and the Economy. Robinson comes from Achieve Inc., where he was senior vice president and corporate secretary. He previously served as corporate director of education relations and policy for the Boeing Company and as the state deputy budget director and chief education assistant to former Gov. Booth Gardner (D) of Washington state.

•Lee Crockett was named director of federal fisheries policy reform for the Pew Environment Group, the recently announced merger of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Environment Program and the National Environmental Trust. He previously served as executive director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network.

•Emily Roper has joined public affairs firm Widmeyer Communications as an account manager. Roper previously served as deputy press secretary to Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) and as assistant director of communications for the American Tort Reform Association.

•Bill Wasserman, the president of M+R Strategic Services, was named the acting executive director of the Save Darfur Coalition.