Announcements - December 16, 2009

Amanda Mertens Campbell has been promoted to general counsel to the Republican side of Energy and Commerce. She previously served as counsel for the Energy and Environment subcommittee.

Will Carty, a 10-year veteran of the committee, is being promoted to senior professional staff member and policy counselor. Carty will focus on telecommunications subcommittee issues and pitch in on commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee business.

Ike Brannon has joined the committee as the first staff economist. He previously served as senior policy adviser for the Senate Republican Policy Committee and before that was chief economist for the John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate 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 MORE presidential campaign.

Shannon Weinberg, Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection subcommittee counsel, will add the title of committee parliamentarian to her portfolio of responsibilities for consumer protection matters.

Kevin Kohl will move to the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee team as a professional staff member after two years as special assistant to Republican Chief of Staff David Cavicke.

Nathan Crow has been promoted to special assistant to the chief of staff and Cedric James joined the committee as a staff assistant.

Nature Conservancy hires new chief external affairs officer: The Nature Conservancy announced a new chief external affairs officer, Glenn Prickett. Prickett was previously with Conservation International and before that served as chief environmental adviser at USAID. Prickett will begin his new position on Jan. 4.

Fudge’s office makes changes: Casey Miller is the new legislative assistant for science and technology issues in Rep. Marcia FudgeMarcia FudgeLawmakers push regulators on how Amazon's Whole Foods deal could affect 'food deserts' Dems announce 'unity commission' members If Democrats want to take back the White House start now MORE’s (D-Ohio) office. She was previously an intern for the Science and Technology Committee.
Clifton Williams has been promoted from staff assistant to legislative correspondent. He has been with Fudge’s office since January.

Flynn named 6tH president of Center for National Policy: The Center for National Policy announced Dr. Stephen Flynn as its sixth president, effective Jan. 1. As president, Flynn will provide intellectual leadership and civil dialogue. His work to strengthen national security while enhancing U.S. competitiveness is held in high regard by those on both sides of politics.