Announcements March 10, 2010

Cameron Bishop has started in Rogers’s office as a staff assistant. He originally began in government working with a trade association in Georgia and also has interned for the House and Senate.

Forest McConnell is originally from Montgomery, Ala. He was promoted to legislative assistant after interning at the office since 2006 and becoming a full-time staffer in August 2009. He will handle Homeland Security issues.

Hunter Walton is a new military legislative assistant and will handle healthcare issues. Walton earned his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University.

Howard Consulting Group promotes two key members:

John Marchant is the new managing director of public affairs for Howard Consulting Group.

Marchant has been with the firm since 2007, overseeing the public affairs team and grassroots advocacy programs.

Erica Hiar has also been promoted to associate for the group.

House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Chairman Ike Skelton (D-Mo.) welcomes changes in office:

The Senate confirmed former staff director Erin Conaton as undersecretary of the Air Force and former General Counsel Paul Oostburg Sanz as general counsel to the U.S. Navy— the two will leave the HASC for their new positions.

New staff leadership include: Paul Arcangeli as the new staff director of the committee. Succeeding Arcangeli as deputy staff director is Debra Wada.

Wada’s most recent role was lead staffer for the Military Personnel subcommittee.

Cablevision Systems names 14 year veteran as executive vice president:  

Lisa Rosenblum has been named executive vice president of government and public affairs for Cablevision Systems Corp. She will continue to serve as Cablevision’s chief government affairs executive and strategist overseeing legislative, regulatory and public affairs matters companywide.


Energy and Environment subcommittee professional staffer Dan Byers and wife Grace welcomed baby boy Rhett Byers on Feb. 18. Byers is making his son a Steeler fan early.


Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) — March 11, 1965 — age 45
Sen. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.) — March 12, 1948 — age 62
Rep. Joseph Cao (R-La.) — March 13, 1967 — age 43
Rep. Alan GraysonAlan Mark GraysonThe Hill's Morning Report: Frustration mounts as Republicans blow up tax message Former Dem Rep. Alan Grayson to challenge for old House seat PolitiFact cancels Alan Grayson hire after backlash MORE (D-Fla.) — March 13, 1958 — age 52
Rep. Ann KirkpatrickAnn KirkpatrickGold Star father attacked by Trump steps up role in Dem primaries House Dems highlight promising new candidates Vulnerable House incumbents build up war chests MORE (D-Ariz.) — March 14, 1950 — age 60
Sen. Tom CoburnThomas (Tom) Allen CoburnMr. President, let markets help save Medicare Pension insolvency crisis only grows as Congress sits on its hands Paul Ryan should realize that federal earmarks are the currency of cronyism MORE (R-Okla.) — March 14, 1948 — age 62
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.) — March 16, 1962 — age 48
Rep. Ron KindRonald (Ron) James KindCongress must defend role in international trade It's time for Congress to step in and stop Trump's trade abuses Lobbying world MORE (D-Wis.) — March 16, 1963 — age 47