By The Hill Staff - 06/26/12 11:34 PM EDT
• Harriet Pearson will join Hogan Lovells on Aug. 1 as a partner in its privacy and information management practice. Pearson leaves IBM, where she is vice president, security counsel and chief privacy officer. She previously founded and served on the board of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and is a member of advisory boards at the Electronic Privacy Information Center and Future of Privacy Forum.
• Andy Wright and Tracy Hammond are joining Polsinelli Shughart as shareholder and senior policy adviser, respectively. Both recently worked for Dutko Grayling. Wright has served as chief of staff to two congressmen and for the American Insurance Association as vice president of government affairs. Hammond has worked at the Campaign Media Analysis Group as an account executive.
• Byron Bagby, Christopher Cole and Wayne Simpson are joining Cassidy & Associates as national security practice senior advisers. Bagby is a retired Army general who served for more than three decades and held several command positions. Cole served in the military for more than 30 years, and received personal decorations such as the distinguished service medal and Navy commendation medal. Simpson joins after serving with the Veterans Affairs Department in several positions, including as executive assistant to the department’s deputy assistant secretary for acquisition and logistics.
• Lanny Davis and Michael Steele have started a bipartisan “government affairs, legal crisis management and strategic communications” firm called Purple Nation Solutions. Davis served as a White House special counsel to former President Bill Clinton and is a columnist for The Hill. He also has his own law firm, Lanny J. Davis & Associates, and is a special counsel at Dilworth Paxson. Steele has served as a former Maryland lieutenant governor and chairman of the Republican National Committee.
• Jo Maney has joined BGR Public Relations to be a vice president for the firm. Maney has 14 years of Capitol Hill experience, including working for the House Rules Committee. She worked for the committee as chief spokesman from 2011 to 2012 and 2000 to 2007. She also worked for former Rep. Dan Miller (R-Fla.) and volunteered on the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in 2000.