Lobbying World

Monument Policy Group hired Dan Henke as a legislative manager. Prior to that, he worked for Sen. Pat RobertsPat RobertsUSDA extends comment period for 'certified organic' animal rule Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo GOP senators propose sending ISIS fighters to Gitmo MORE (R-Kan.), where he most recently served as a legislative correspondent. He worked on issues ranging from transportation and the Federal Emergency Management Agency to judiciary policy. Henke also has campaign experience, working for Sen. Jerry MoranJerry MoranSenate panel approves lifting Cuba travel ban Boost in Afghan visas blocked in Senate Senate contradicts itself on Gitmo MORE (R-Kan.) and the Republican Party of Iowa. 

Glen Echo Group has brought on three to its firm, including Cyrus Rassool and Aaron Alberico, as senior associates. Rassool formerly worked at the Freedom House’s Global Internet Freedom Program, and Alberico comes from the firm Public Affairs Engagement. Kris Carpenter has joined Glen Echo as chief financial officer. 

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Nick Pearson, who formerly worked for Sen. Johnny IsaksonJohnny IsaksonSenate faces critical vote on Puerto Rico GOP senators: Obama bathroom guidance is 'not appropriate' Amateur theatrics: An insult to Africa MORE (R-Ga.), has joined the Google government affairs team to focus on lobbying efforts with Senate Republicans. He succeeds Lee Dunn, who has gone on to lead Google’s elections and sales team, where he concentrates on GOP candidates. Pearson most recently worked as the director of federal relations at the Tennessee Valley Authority.

• All-GOP lobbying firm CGCN Group hired John Stipicevic, the former deputy chief of staff for floor operations to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). He also played key roles when McCarthy served as whip, helping the California Republican count House votes as he rose through the leadership ranks. 

BGR Public Relations is partnering with digital marketing firm Opinion Leaders in an effort to expand the communications reach of each firm. Opinion Leaders will bring to the table “high-impact” digital advertising and grassroots advocacy support, while BGR Public Relations can provide media outreach and messaging advice. “When our firms combine forces, we can give clients more tools to approach solving complex challenges,” Opinion Leaders President Craig Karnis said. The firm, founded in 2006, specializes in grassroots issue advocacy campaigns and uses “big data” and other metrics to “build demographic and psychographic profiles of key supporters for an issue and then guides them to take action.” BGR Public Relations specializes in message development, media training and communications strategy.