Announcements November 18, 2009

Job Moves

Qorvis director: Qorvis Communications hired Nicole Silverman as director last week.She will work on technology and telecom issues and will be the go-to on communications and coalition-building on top administration high-tech and broadband issues. Silverman has 13 years of public affairs experience and was most recently account manager in Waggener Edstrom’s public affairs practice.

Births

lamborn aide, panel staffer welcome baby: Ramsey David Phelen was born on Oct. 30 at 10:21 p.m. to Chris and Elaine Phelen. Chris works for Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Elaine is a professional staff member for the House Science and Technology Committee.

Miscellaneous

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‘Being there’: Praecere Public Relations launched its operations Monday in D.C. The name Praecere is from the Latin word “praesens,” which means “being there.” The firm blends politics, law, international affairs and digital tactics.

Seward comes to D.C.: Seward Square Group began operations in the government relations world here in the District earlier this week. They have expertise in legislative, regulatory, corporate and international affairs.

Lamborn aide, panel staffer welcome baby: Ramsey David Phelen was born on Oct. 30 at 10:21 p.m. to Chris and Elaine Phelen. Chris works for Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) and Elaine is a professional staff member for the House Science and Technology Committee.

Birthdays

Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-N.Y.) — Nov. 19, 1942 — age 67
Rep. Jo Bonner (R-Ala.) Nov. 19, 1959 — age 50
Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) — Nov. 19, 1939 — age 70
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) — Nov. 19. 1947 — age 62
Rep. James McGovern (D-Mass.) Nov. 20, 1959 — age 50
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.) — Nov. 21, 1964 — age 45
Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) — Nov. 21, 1944 — age 65
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.) — Nov. 21, 1956 — age 53
Rep. Tom Rooney (R-Fla.) — Nov. 21, 1970 — age 39
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) — Nov. 23, 1955 — age 54
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) — Nov. 23, 1946 — age 63
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) — Nov. 23, 1950 — age 59
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) — Nov. 24, 1951 — age 58



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