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• Jonathan Mantz has joined BGR Group, formerly known as Barbour Griffith & Rogers. Mantz was the national finance director to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s (D-N.Y.) 2008 presidential campaign. He has also led fundraising efforts for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and was deputy executive director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

• Kara Calvert has been hired by the Franklin Square Group. Calvert formerly was a director of government relations at the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI). She also served on Capitol Hill as an aide to Sen. Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), advising him on technology and telecommunications issues. Calvert joins her fellow ITI alums at the firm, Josh Ackil and Matt Tanielian.

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• Richard Prince has joined the Advanced Medical Technology Association as vice president of payment and healthcare delivery policy. Price was a consultant with Hart Health Strategies and also worked for the Congressional Research Service as section head for the healthcare and medicine section.

• Christopher Cooper has been hired by Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications as vice president in its Washington office. Cooper was a national political reporter for The Wall Street Journal and was the lead reporter covering President-elect Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. Cooper also was a White House correspondent for two years of President Bush’s second term.

• Matt Towery has rejoined McKenna Long & Aldridge as a member of the firm’s government affairs practice. Towery will continue as chief executive of InsiderAdvantage/Poll Position, a prominent polling and market research company. He has served as a Georgia state legislator from 1993 to 1997 and has also been a political analyst for WSB-TV in Atlanta.

• Brian Feldman has joined Allison & Partners. Feldman will head the firm’s Atlanta and Washington offices. He will bring along several of his clients, including the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America.

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