Former Ryan aide moves to K street

Brendan Buck, a former counselor to ex-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPelosi slated to deliver remarks during panel hearing on poverty Indiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection Indiana GOP Rep. Brooks says she won't seek reelection MORE (R-Wis.), is joining Blue Engine Message & Media + JDA Frontline as a partner.

While with Ryan, Buck led messaging and communications strategy. He also previously worked as the press secretary for former Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerTed Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Ted Cruz, AOC have it right on banning former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists Rep. Amash stokes talk of campaign against Trump MORE (R-Ohio).

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Blue Engine + JDA is a D.C.-based strategic communications and public affairs firm. Blue Engine and JDA merged in October 2018 and the firm currently has 25 people on their team.

“Blue Engine + JDA is home to a deep, talented team and an equally impressive roster of clients,” Buck said in a press release. “This firm operates at a high level, and I’m eager to get to work with my new colleagues to help our clients achieve their communications goals.”

While working with Ryan, Buck worked on the messaging behind the GOP tax bill. He has also worked for the House Ways and Means Committee and for now-Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyCongressional leaders, White House officials to meet Wednesday on spending Congressional leaders, White House officials to meet Wednesday on spending The Congressional Award — a beacon of hope  MORE (R-Calif.), ex-Rep. Tom PriceThomas (Tom) Edmunds PriceDemocrats constantly overlook conservative solutions to fix our broken health care Democrats constantly overlook conservative solutions to fix our broken health care Overnight Health Care: CEO of largest private health insurer slams 'Medicare for All' plans | Dem bill targets youth tobacco use | CVS fined over fake painkiller prescriptions | Trump, first lady to discuss opioid crisis at summit MORE (R-Ga.) and Rep. Greg WaldenGregory (Greg) Paul WaldenHillicon Valley: Democratic state AGs sue to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger | House kicks off tech antitrust probe | Maine law shakes up privacy debate | Senators ask McConnell to bring net neutrality to a vote Hillicon Valley: Democratic state AGs sue to block T-Mobile-Sprint merger | House kicks off tech antitrust probe | Maine law shakes up privacy debate | Senators ask McConnell to bring net neutrality to a vote Maine shakes up debate with tough internet privacy law MORE (R-Ore.).

Buck joins a list of Ryan aides who since moved into positions on K street following the Speaker's retirement in January.

Former senior adviser to the Speaker Joyce Meyer is the executive vice president of government relations for the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) and former general counsel, Mark Epley, is the executive vice president and general counsel of Managed Funds Association.