The Top 10 lobbying shop Ogilvy Government Relations announced a management switch-up on Monday morning.
Wayne Berman and Moses Mercado have been named co-chairmen of the bipartisan firm. Gordon Taylor will serve as president, and Drew Maloney will serve as CEO.
Three partners — Stewart Hall, John Green and Jim Baker — are leaving the firm as part of the transition. The three are part of the nine-member Republican side of the firm.
Hall said that Green will start a new consulting firm, Crossroad Strategies LLC, in 2010. Hall said that both he and Baker will join the firm next year.
The changes are part of Ogilvy's integration into the WPP Company, a worldwide public relations and communications company.
"We have built one of the best bipartisan firms in government relations," Berman said in a statement. "We are fully committed to expanding our firm to meet the growing demands of legislative and regulatory activity."