Lobbying World

• Sean Kennedy will join the Air Transport Association of America as senior vice president of global government affairs. He leaves his position with the Obama administration, where he is special assistant to the president for legislative affairs. Before that, Kennedy was the chief of staff for Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), assistant vice president of federal relations for AT&T and legislative director for former Rep. Richard Gephardt (D-Mo.).

 • The National Association of Manufacturers has hired Lauren Airey and Erik Glavich to be experts for the association’s policy and government-relations teams. Airey will be the director of trade facilitation policy and comes from the office of Rep. Don Manzullo (R-Ill.), where she was a senior legislative assistant. Glavich will be the legal and regulatory policy director. He has worked on the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and as a legislative assistant for Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.).

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 • Venn Strategies has hired Jacqueline Stewart to be a senior associate and promoted senior managers Noelle Lundberg and Melissa Bonicelli to principals. Stewart leaves her policy aide position with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) to join the firm. Lundberg has worked at the firm for nine years. She also worked for former House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Bill Archer (R-Texas) as a legislative director. Bonicelli, a six-year veteran of the firm, served as a policy staffer for the Committee on Ways and Means.

 • Chris Paulitz has been hired to be the new communications and media-relations director for the Financial Services Institute. Paulitz leaves his position as the Insured Retirement Institute’s senior vice president of communications, marketing and public affairs. Before that, he served in a variety of positions on Capitol Hill, including as senior adviser to former Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio).

 • Thomas Laryea will join SNR Denton as a Public Policy/ Regulation practice partner. Laryea, who will work out of Washington and London, was employed at the International Monetary Fund as an assistant general counsel. Before that, he practiced law in New York and London with Sullivan & Cromwell.