Lobbying World

• Chuck Donovan has become the president of the Susan B. Anthony List’s Education Fund, a new public policy institute. Donovan most recently served as a senior research fellow for the Heritage Foundation, specializing in religion and civil society. Before that, he was the National Right to Life Committee’s legislative director, worked for President Reagan as a writer and served as executive vice president for the Family Research Council.

 • Luis Luna has joined the American Gas Association as its new vice president of federal affairs. Luna previously worked for Perdue Inc. as vice president of corporate communications. Prior to that, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, an Environmental Protection Agency assistant administrator under the Bush administration and the Agriculture Department’s deputy administrator for community development.

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• Tom Lawler on Tuesday opened Lawler Strategies, a government relations, public policy development and consulting firm. Lawler most recently worked as a principal of the Accord Group. On Capitol Hill, he served as Sen. Tom Carper’s (D-Del.) chief policy adviser on energy and environmental issues. He also managed the Senate Environment and Public Works subcommittee on Clean Air and Nuclear Safety.

• Edie Herman started working for America’s Broadband Connectivity Plan as spokeswoman. Herman came out of retirement to accept the position. Before that, she worked for Warren Communications News, ending her 14-year career there as associate managing editor; for the Federal Communications Commission as a media-relations adviser; and for AT&T as a media-relations manager.

• John Rother will join the National Coalition for Healthcare as president and chief executive officer. Rother leaves AARP, where he was the executive vice president of policy, strategy and international affairs. Rother had been with AARP since 1984. He will also work at Georgetown University’s Public Policy Institute as a visiting professor.

• Teddy Davis has accepted a position with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as press secretary. Davis most recently was the chief advocate for Service Employees International Union Local 721. Before that, he worked for the union in Washington and served as deputy director of political coverage for ABC News Television Network.