By The Hill Staff - 02/11/14 06:26 PM EST
• Brad Luna and Kristofer Eisenla have founded LUNA+EISENLA media, which combines their individual PR outfits, Luna Media Group and EISENLA|media. Luna has worked in former Rep. Brad Carson’s (D-Okla.) communications office, before managing his unsuccessful run for Senate. He also served as the director of communications for the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign. Before founding his own firm, Eisenla worked as a vice president at Widmeyer Communications. On the Hill, he worked as a senior aide to Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.) and Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.). He also worked on Carson’s 2004 Senate campaign.
• Four K Street and campaign veterans — John Runyan, Craig Brightup, Thad Huguley and Rafe Morrissey — have joined forces to create a new public affairs venture called E Street Partners. Runyan founded his own firm, Runyan Public Affairs in 2009, after spending more than a decade at the in-house lobby shop at Fortune 100 company International Paper. Brightup began his Washington career at the Federal Election Commission but also spent time as the director of congressional relations for the Federal Trade Commission. Patrick Dorton and Beth Dozier, from the firm Rational 360, will offer strategic communication help to clients.
• Baker Donelson named Sheila P. Burke as the chair of the firm’s federal public policy group. In that role, she will manage 19 people across the 19 different offices. She has been a senior public policy adviser in Baker Donelson’s Washington. Before joining the firm, Burke spent almost 20 years working under Capitol Dome, holding prominent positions in the Senate Finance Committee and in the office of former Sen. Bob Dole (R-Kan.)