Lobbying World

• Jennifer Castagna has joined Washington Partners LLC as vice president. She joins the firm from Capitol Hill, where she served as chief education adviser and appropriations director for Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.).

• Mark O. Lively has been elected the 94th president of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). Lively was appointed to the FASEB board in 2004 as the representative for the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities and has since taken on various leadership roles within FASEB’s board. He served as the group’s president from 2001 through 2002.

• Stan Senner and Monica Goldberg have joined Ocean Conservancy as director of conservation science and senior attorney, respectively. Senner is executive director of Audubon Alaska, the state office of the National Audubon Society.

• Donald R. Sweitzer has joined the government affairs practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP as a senior strategic adviser and independent consultant. He previously served as head of global business development and public affairs for GTECH, a gaming technology and services company. Sweitzer was the political director of the Democratic National Committee under former President Clinton and was special assistant to former Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio.

• The National Association of Federal Credit Unions promoted B. Dan Berger to executive vice president of government affairs. Berger joined NAFCU in January 2006 and has served as the group’s chief advocate before Congress and the federal regulatory agencies.