Announcements - May 20, 2009

Finding love on Roosevelt Island: Scott Lively and Kristen Yeiser got engaged on May 8. Lively, who is Rep. Louie Gohmert’s (R-Texas) legislative director, took Yeiser, who is Rep. Frank LoBiondo’s (R-N.J.) scheduler, on a walk around Roosevelt Island after work and popped the question.

“A couple of years ago, I had the day off for my birthday and Kristen hadn’t started work yet after moving to D.C., so I asked her to have lunch with me and go to the movies,” Lively said. “In an attempt to prolong our time together, I suggested after the movie that we go for a walk on Teddy Roosevelt Island.”

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The two ended up walking the trails for quite a while and spent some time sitting on a bench on the D.C. side of the island. “We’ve been pretty much inseparable ever since,” Lively said.

The two plan to marry in October in Mexico.

Rep. McKeon welcomes another grandchild: Rep. Buck McKeon’s (R-Calif.) daughter Tricia and husband David welcomed baby boy Everhett Joseph Logan into the family, marking the congressman and his wife’s 30th grandchild.


House Rules Committee’s new hire: Vincent Morris has been hired as the new communications director for the House Rules Committee.



DuPont names new vice president and general manager of government marketing and affairs: DuPont named Barry M. Granger as vice president and general manager of government marketing and government affairs on Monday. His position will be effective July 1. He will be responsible for working on business growth in the public sector with a focus on the U.S. economic stimulus package and other policy programs. Granger is currently vice president and general manager for DuPont Nonwovens. He’s assisted with a number of business and marketing leadership assignments since joining the company in 1987.



Law firm announces new staff: Cohen Milstein Sellers and Toll PLLC announced Monday that Joel P. Laitman and Christopher Lometti joined the firm and will focus on complex securities fraud and investor protection litigation. Laitman was a partner at Schoengold Sporn Laitman and Lometti in New York, where he practiced since 1992. Lometti was also most recently a partner at Schoengold Sporn Laitman and Lometti, where he’s practiced since 1996. Both Laitman and Lometti will practice in Cohen Milstein’s New York office.