Lobbying World

• Tom Stautz has been hired by Strategic Marketing Innovations as a senior adviser. A retired U.S. Army colonel, Stautz served in that branch’s special forces and has more than 15 years’ experience in managing research, development and acquisition programs.

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• Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon & Associates has hired Paul Hatch and Mark Micali. Hatch, a senior vice president with the firm, is the former director of government relations for McDermott, Will & Emery. He has served as finance director for the campaign of former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt (R) and has held various positions with the Republican National Committee, such as deputy director of its political division. Micali, a vice president with the firm, worked as director of government relations for Merrill Lynch & Co. He is a former aide to past House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dan Rostenkowski (D-Ill.).

• James C. Stansel has rejoined Sidley Austin as a partner in the firm’s Washington office. Stansel was the former acting general counsel of the Health and Human Services (HHS) Department. He also served as counselor to the HHS secretary.

• Hugo Teufel III has joined PricewaterhouseCoopers and will work in the firm’s U.S. Advisory practice. Teufel is a former chief privacy officer for the Homeland Security Department. At the firm, he will focus on helping organizations with issues involving computer security, cyber crime and corruption.

• Tony Tether is joining the board of directors of Qteros, a biofuel company. Tether is a former director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and will help the company sell its ethanol technology.

• Robert Houton has been hired by Whitmer & Worrall as a principal in the firm. Houton is a former aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.). He has served on a number of political campaigns, including Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryJohn Kerry to NYU Abu Dhabi: We can't address world problems by 'going it alone' Juan Williams: Trump's dangerous lies on Iran Pompeo: US tried, failed to achieve side deal with European allies MORE’s (D-Mass.) 2004 presidential campaign, and was on the inaugural committee of President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaOn North Korea, give Trump some credit The mainstream media — the lap dogs of the deep state and propaganda arm of the left The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Frenzy over Kennedy retirement rumors | Trump challenges DOJ MORE.