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• David Di Martino’s DD Media has merged with Blue Engine Message & Media, a strategic communications and advocacy organization. Di Martino is now a partner at Blue Engine. Before he founded DD Media in 2011, he served in several public and private positions, including time with Sens. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.), John KerryJohn KerrySenators who have felt McCain's wrath talk of their respect for him Dems see huge field emerging to take on Trump Budowsky: Dems need council of war MORE (D-Mass.) and Maria CantwellMaria CantwellOvernight Energy: Exxon sues feds over M fine | Deputy Interior pick advances | Oil concerns hold up Russia sanctions push Dem to seek investigation into Interior staff reassignments Senate advances controversial Trump Interior nominee MORE (D-Wash.). He has also worked for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.


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• The National Restaurant Association has hired Christopher Melchert to be senior manager for food safety and quality assurance. Melchert worked for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission as a compliance officer before joining the association. Prior to that, he worked for the Snack Food Association as director of regulatory and technical affairs.


• McDermott Will & Emery added Edward Eynon, Peggy Binzer, Mark Harkins and Erica Stocker to its Washington law firm. Enyon, who is a partner, previously worked for then-Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) as deputy chief of staff and for the House Government Reform committee as counsel. Binzer, who is also a new partner, has served the Senate Budget Committee and former Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.) as senior FDA health counsel. Harkins joined as an adviser with experience serving as chief of staff to Rep. Brad Miller (D-N.C) and as senior policy adviser to Rep. David Price (D-N.C.). Stocker, an adviser, has worked as deputy chief of staff to former Rep. Jim Saxton (R-N.J.).


• Jacob Olcott is now a principal in Good Harbor Consulting’s cyber-security practice. Olcott recently worked as counsel for Sen. Jay RockefellerJay RockefellerOvernight Tech: Trump nominates Dem to FCC | Facebook pulls suspected baseball gunman's pages | Uber board member resigns after sexist comment Trump nominates former FCC Dem for another term Obama to preserve torture report in presidential papers MORE (D-W.Va.), the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Before that, he worked as staff director and counsel for the House Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology.