Lobbying World

The Jewish Institute for National Security of America hired Jeff Kuhnreich as vice president for military affairs. He comes from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, where he served as the deputy director of policy and government affairs and the director of defense programs. 

Laura O’Neill-Kaumo joined the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association and will serve as the group’s senior vice president of government and regulatory affairs. Prior to that, she worked at the Owner Operator Independent Driver’s Association.

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David Payne, who led Vox Global’s online advocacy practice, has launched his own firm. Called Codavate, it will specialize in digital public affairs campaigns.  

CVS Health promoted Thomas Moriarty to a newly created position at the company, chief policy and external affairs officer. He most recently served as executive vice president and general counsel, and joined the company in 2012. 

Revolvis Consulting is bringing on John Weber as vice president and director of its Washington office. Prior to that, he worked as the field finance director for the National Republican Congressional Committee, working as a liaison to House Republican leadership. Weber is also an experienced campaign manager.  

Monument Policy Group, a lobbying and public affairs firm, is expanding and opening an office in Seattle. In addition, Tim Punke, who formerly worked for Monument, has re-joined the firm. Most recently, he served as an executive at both Weyerhaeuser and Plum Creek, two companies that have merged. Punke will be working in Seattle with former top Commerce Department official Katharine Lister and former GOP leadership aide John Murray.  

Spencer Pederson has joined Bockorny Group, leaving a 12-year tenure on Capitol Hill. He was most recently a senior tax and trade policy advisor to Senator Tim ScottTimothy (Tim) Eugene ScottOvernight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open Senators grill ex-Equifax CEO over stock sales Wells Fargo chief defends bank's progress in tense Senate hearing MORE (R-S.C.) on the Senate Finance Committee.