Lobbying World

• Thomas F. Myers is joining the Personal Care Products Council as associate general counsel. He is currently counsel for the executive committee for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division. Before coming to the Chamber, Myers worked as environmental counsel to IE Discovery Inc.

• McGuireWoods has hired Cameron Prell and Brian Vanderbloemen. Prell is the firm’s senior counsel with the energy and climate change industry team. Vanderbloemen is a vice president of federal public affairs with the firm’s consulting group. Before coming to the firm, Vanderbloemen was the director of federal government affairs for Duke Energy. He has also worked for the Edison Electric Institute and was a legislative assistant to Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.). Prell was with the law firm Williams Mullen.

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• Jan Lesher has joined Command Consulting Group. Lesher was the chief of staff at the Homeland Security Department. Before that, she was chief of staff to then-Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano (D).

• The AFL-CIO has promoted Eddie Vale to political communications director. Separately, Alison Omens is returning to the AFL-CIO from Working America, the labor federation’s community affiliate group, and will be director of media outreach at the AFL-CIO.

• Michael Slaby has joined Edelman as executive vice president and global practice chairman of the firm’s digital practice. He was the chief technology strategist for TomorrowVentures, a venture capital firm. Before that, Slaby was technology director for the Obama administration’s transition team. He also served as the chief technology officer and deputy new-media director for the 2008 Obama presidential campaign.

• Vince Jesaitis has been hired by the Information Technology Industry Council to lead the trade group’s telecommunications committee and handle energy and environment issues. Jesaitis is a former legislative director for Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas).

• Allison Hayward has joined the Center for Competitive Politics as vice president of policy. She was an assistant professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law. Hayward also was an associate at Wiley, Rein & Fielding in Washington and of counsel at Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk in Sacramento, Calif. She served as counsel to Brad Smith when he served as a commissioner on the Federal Election Commission.