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 HarkinTom HarkinDistance education: Tumultuous today and yesterday Grassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream MORE (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 DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill MORE (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 LandrieuMary LandrieuCNN producer on new O'Keefe video: Voters are 'stupid,' Trump is 'crazy' CNN's Van Jones: O'Keefe Russia 'nothingburger' video 'a hoax' Trump posts O'Keefe videos on Instagram MORE (D-La.) — Nov. 23, 1955 — age 54
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) — Nov. 23, 1946 — age 63
Sen. Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill This week: Senate wrapping up defense bill after amendment fight Cuomo warns Dems against cutting DACA deal with Trump MORE (D-N.Y.) — Nov. 23, 1950 — age 59
Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) — Nov. 24, 1951 — age 58