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• CRD Associates has promoted Lindsey Trischler to senior policy associate. She came to the firm in 2016 and previously worked as an advocacy associate at the International Myeloma Foundation.

• The Partnership for Public Service has brought on former CIA executive director Meroe Park to serve as an executive vice president.

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• Heather McGhee, who has been with left-leaning think tank Demos for the past 15 years, has announced that she will transition out of her role as president. She’ll become a distinguished senior fellow at the organization. In the four years McGhee spent at the helm, Demos’s budget increased from $8 million to $14 million. The think tank will begin searching for a new president next month.

• The National Wildlife Federation announced that Sarah Laskin will come to the organization to serve as its vice president of the National Advocacy Center in Washington. Prior to that, she worked at the National Geographic Society and as the associate director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality during the Clinton administration.

• Matt Simeon, who most recently served as a principal at Locust Street Group, joined the National Restaurant Association and will serve as its vice president of advocacy communications. 

• Some K Street veterans have founded a strategic consulting firm called Potomac International Partners, which also boasts a seasoned advisory board. It will be based in Washington, with offices in Silicon Valley, New York and all over the world. The firm is being launched by Mark Cowan, longtime K Street operative; Ed Brady, former chairman of the National Association of Home Builders; Democratic adviser Patrick MurphyPatrick Erin MurphyFormer Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat Former Florida congressmen mull bipartisan gubernatorial run: report Want to tie the NRA’s hands? Consider open primaries MORE, and Jim Weber and Bernie Merritt, founders of political advisory firm Weber-Merritt, among others. The firm’s advisory board includes Heritage Foundation founder Edwin Feulner; Gerry Cassidy, founder of Cassidy & Associates; journalist Bill Press; and others. 

• NCTA - The Internet & Television Association extended its contract with president and CEO Michael Powell. It means Powell, a former chairman of the Federal Communications Committee, will helm the group for another three years. He came to NCTA in 2011.