• DEFENSE. Flagship Government Relations has signed up with Sierra Nevada Corporation to lobby on defense appropriation and authorization bills. Don Fleming, Kaylene Green and John Lynch are among the lobbyists working the account for the electronic systems maker.
• ENERGY. Exelon has added a former senator to its lobbying force. The Nickles Group has been hired by the energy giant to lobby on “tax reform, tax extenders, renewable energy production tax credit, nuclear power issues, and cyber security issues,” according to lobbying disclosure records. Former Sen. Don Nickles (R-Okla.); Don Kent, once chief of staff to Sen. Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonLawmakers share photos of their dogs in honor of National Puppy Day GOP targets Baldwin over Wisconsin VA scandal The Hill's Whip List: 36 GOP no votes on ObamaCare repeal plan MORE (R-Wis.); and Hazen Marshall, former staff director for the Senate Budget Committee, are lobbying for the company.
• HEALTHCARE. The biopharmaceutical company Alkermes has contracted Thorn Run Partners to lobby on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act and other healthcare issues. Alex DelPizzo, former legislative director for Rep. Mike Ferguson (R-N.J.), and Billy Wynne, once health policy counsel for the Senate Finance Committee, are some of the lobbyists working for the Waltham, Mass., company.
Glover Park Group has been hired by the pharmaceutical company Inspirion Delivery Technologies to work on issues related to prescription drug abuse. Elizabeth Engel, once a senior Health and Human Services Department official; John Myers, formerly a senior health and science policy adviser to the late Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.); and Brian Gaston, a former House Republican leadership aide, are lobbying for the company.
• NATIVE AMERICAN AFFAIRS. Sonosky, Chambers, Sachse, Endreson & Perry has signed up with about a dozen tribal governments and health organizations — including the Fort Mojave Indian Tribe, the Tule River Indian Health Center and Red Lake Comprehensive Health Services — to lobby on “contract support cost claims Interior, Environment and Related Agencies appropriations bill.” Lloyd Miller and Donald Simon will be lobbying for the groups.