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• Charles M. “Chuck” Clapton has joined the Washington office of Hogan Lovells as a partner in the firm’s health practice. Before that, he served as a health policy director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and helped develop the healthcare reform law, among other major pieces of legislation.

• Richard Russell has been named a partner at the Stanton Park Group and will begin work in February. He now works as the Republican staff director to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. Before that, he served as an ambassador to the U.N.-chartered World Radiocommunication Conference and as the deputy of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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• Dan Elwell has joined Airlines for America as the senior vice president of safety, security and operations. Prior to that, he worked as the vice president of civil aviation for the Aerospace Industries Association, where he monitored legislative and regulatory policy for U.S. aerospace manufacturers. He has experience at the Federal Aviation Agency, serving as its assistant administrator for aviation policy.

• Chris Brescia and Marc Steven Scarduffa have joined the National Public Affairs Steering Committee at the National Association of Manufacturers. Brescia, who serves as vice president of government affairs at RockTenn, will be the committee’s chairman. Scarduffa, the vice president of government relations at Pfizer Inc., will serve as vice chairman. Their terms last for two years.

• Chad Bradley and Associates, Vandor Strategies and ex-Rep. John Sullivan (R-Okla.) have joined forces to create a government affairs and consulting firm called SBL Strategies. Chad Bradley started his firm, Chad Bradley and Associates, in 2003. Before that, he worked as the deputy chief of staff to Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). Vandor Strategies is a government affairs and political consulting firm run by Jeff Loveng. Loveng is a former chief of staff to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.). Sullivan lost the 2012 Republican primary, after serving Oklahoma’s 1st congressional district since 2002.