By The Hill Staff - 11/05/08 07:01 PM EST
• Patrick Von Bargen has joined Quinn Gillespie & Associates as a director. Von Bargen was chief of staff to Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) from 1987 to 1999 and was managing executive for policy and staff for Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman William H. Donaldson from 2003 to 2005. He also was vice president of the Council on Competitiveness.
• Billy Wynne will be senior vice president and principal for Health Policy Source. Before joining the firm, Wynne was health policy counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.). Wynne worked on Medicare and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program. Prior to working in the Senate, Wynne was in Patton Boggs’s healthcare practice group.
• Patricia Power has joined Bose Public Affairs Group as a vice president. Prior to being hired by the firm, Power worked for more than 12 years with another government relations firm. Power also was a legislative assistant for former Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.) and worked in the Environmental Protection Agency.
• Peter Strand will be an associate practicing corporate law at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough in its Washington office. Strand earned his law degree in 2008 from George Washington University and also picked up a B.A. from Davidson College in 2005.