By The Hill Staff - 04/07/09 01:44 PM EDT
Margaret Spellings has joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as senior adviser to its president, Tom Donohue. Spellings was Education secretary under President George W. Bush. During Bush’s first term, she was an assistant to the president for domestic policy.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores has hired Marc D. Schloss and Stephen E. Schatz. Schloss, a former legislative aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) and deputy director for the Democratic National Committee, will be the trade association’s director of federal government affairs. Schatz, who was a deputy press secretary for the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and led communications for Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.), will be the new director of media relations.
Frances Arricale has been hired by New York Life Insurance Co. as its vice president for international governmental affairs. Arricale was the executive director of the Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Commission. She also was general counsel for the New York City Commission to the United Nations, Consular Corp. and Protocol in the Office of the Mayor.
Michael J. Halloran has been hired by Kilpatrick Stockton as a new partner. Halloran served as deputy chief of staff and counselor to the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also was a general counsel for Bank of America.
Andrew N. Vollmer is returning to WilmerHale as a partner. Vollmer left the firm in 2006 to become deputy general counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. He also was acting general counsel at the agency.
James Cain has joined Kilpatrick Stockton. Cain is the former U.S. ambassador to Denmark. He has joined the firm’s corporate department and will split his time between its Washington, New York and Raleigh, N.C., offices.