Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonDecline in US travel spurs business push for visitors Overnight Defense: GOP chair blames Dems for defense budget holdup | FDA, Pentagon to speed approval of battlefield drugs | Mattis calls North Korea situation 'sobering' Mattis: North Korea situation 'sobering' MORE, said in a tweet that Tuesday would be his last day on the job. He is returning to the Herald Group, a strategic consulting firm where he previously worked. He’s also worked for Hill + Knowlton Strategies and served as a spokesman for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential run.

Two former aides to Senate Republican and Democratic leadership have founded their own firm, the Klein/Johnson Group. Matt Johnson previously worked for Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn CornynMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix MORE (R-Texas) and Izzy Klein formerly worked for Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (D-N.Y.). Johnson most recently worked at the Podesta Group, where he led the tech, telecom and IP practice. Klein is coming from Roberti Global: Irizarry-Klein-Roberti. The new firm’s first clients include Oracle, First Data and the Civitas Capital Group.

Seth Statler is now running the Washington office for the National Fire Protection Association and has become the organization’s director of government affairs. Before that, he served as the associate administrator of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at NASA. He previously worked at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and for Rep. Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Lawmakers see shutdown’s odds rising Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix MORE (D-Md.). He is a member of a volunteer fire department and a board member for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  

Parker Poe Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, has tapped Chuck McMullen and Amy Odom to lead its Atlanta office. The duo brings an association with top K Street firm, BGR Group.

Danielle Burr has been named head of federal affairs at Uber, leaving the lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones. She previously worked for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Hoyer suggests Dems won't support spending bill without DACA fix The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (R-Calif.).

Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithPaul Ryan to speak at anti-abortion march in DC A modest amount of American money can help the world’s poorest countries Abortion fight threatens Collins deal, risks shutdown MORE joined Cheniere as senior vice president for policy, government and public affairs. Before that, he worked as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the Energy Department. 

The Public Affairs Council is bringing on Chris Bender, formerly vice president at public affairs firm Adfero, to lead the group’s executive education programs, member services and research on management practices