Lobbying World

• George H. Lowe has joined Brown Rudnick’s Washington office as a principal in the firm’s government law and strategies group. Lowe was previously the president of his own firm, Lowe Strategies. From 2005 to 2009, he was chief of staff to the late Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska). Before that, Lowe held several positions with Stevens, including legislative director, chief counsel and legislative assistant. Lowe also was chief of staff to Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) from 2004 to 2005.

• Scott A. Kamins has joined Prime Policy Group as a director. Kamins is deputy chief of staff and director of government affairs at the Republican National Committee. Before that, he was the deputy assistant secretary of State for legislative affairs during the Bush administration. He also was director of House Affairs at the State Department and director of congressional and public affairs at the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security.

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• Charles Salem has joined Microsoft Corp. as its new managing director for public policy. He was chief of staff and legislative director to Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.). Before coming to Capitol Hill, he worked for Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles (D). During Chiles’s first term, Salem was special assistant to the budget director and helped direct Florida’s relief efforts after Hurricane Andrew. Later, Salem was appointed by the governor to be the director of Florida’s Washington office.

• Tyson Redpath has been named senior vice president at Russell & Barron. Redpath has been with the firm since 2005 and will help manage all its congressional and administration lobbying efforts. He worked twice on the legislative staff of Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio), likely the next House Speaker. Redpath also was a legislative assistant for the law firm of Olsson, Frank and Weeda and director of government affairs for the National Grain Trade Council.

• Alaina Beverly has joined the Raben Group as a principal. She was the associate director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs under President Obama. Prior to that, she was Obama’s deputy director for African-American outreach during the general election. Beverly was a political participation attorney with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, directing its 2004 National Election Protection program.