By The Hill Staff - 06/13/07 07:07 PM EDT
•Bernie Toon will lead the Washington office for Bechtel. Most recently a senior adviser to Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), the ranking member for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Toon also has worked for Democrats including Sens. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.)
•Google has added two new lobbyists to its public policy team. John Burchett, chief of staff to Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D), will be the Internet company’s state policy counsel, while Johanna Shelton, a senior staff member for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, will be a legislative strategist and policy counsel.
•Ryan Spangler has joined Monument Policy Group. A deputy scheduler to Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), Spangler will be the firm’s manager of government relations.
•Margaret Simmons is the new managing director of government affairs at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA). A former legislative counsel to Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), Simmons comes to SIFMA from the America Insurance Association.
•Michael K. Hambrick has been promoted by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) to be the trade group’s senior vice president for communications. Before joining NAM a year ago to work on its weekly radio program, Hambrick was a radio show host as well as a television news anchor.