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• Susan Feeney has joined GMMB as senior counselor to the communications firm. Feeney was the senior supervising editor for National Public Radio’s (NPR) “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition.” Prior to working for NPR, she was a reporter covering the White House and national politics at The Dallas Morning News and The Times-Picayune of New Orleans. Feeney also was a Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow and is a frequent university lecturer.

• Tom Daschle has joined DLA Piper as a senior policy adviser. Representing South Dakota, Daschle served in the House for four terms beginning in 1978 and then for three terms in the Senate. In the upper chamber, he led the Democrats for 10 years as both majority and minority leader. After losing his reelection bid in 2004, Daschle joined Alston & Bird. He was an early supporter of President Barack Obama in the 2008 race, where he served as national co-chairman and adviser to the campaign.

• Retired Gen. Wesley K. Clark has joined GeoOptics as a member of its board of advisers. Clark, the former NATO Supreme Commander and a 2004 Democratic presidential candidate, joins the board along with three other individuals: retired Vice Adm. Conrad C. Lautenbacher, a former administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Lawrie E. Johnson III; and Glenn S. Schafer. GeoOptics is a satellite company that hopes to collect climate and weather data and sell it to the government.

• Rozanne M. Andersen has been chosen by ACA International, a debt collection trade association, as its new chief executive officer. She was executive vice president and general counsel for the trade group until the promotion. Andersen replaces Gary Rippentrop, who was the association’s head since 1996. Rippentrop will serve as consultant to the trade association until July 2010 to help smooth the transition.
 
• Hilary S. Cairnie has joined Baker Hostetler as government contracting partner to the firm’s business group. Cairnie was most recently of counsel with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease.