Lobbying World

• The strategic communications firm Rational 360 added Melissa Green as a partner. Prior to that, she worked as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s executive director for federal affairs. Green has also worked as the chief of staff at the Office of Management and Budget under former Director Peter Orszag and as chief of staff to Gene Sperling when he was the director of the National Economic Council during the Clinton administration. 

Prime Strategies, a firm with offices in California, Florida, New York, Texas and Washington, D.C., has merged with the California lobbying and PR firm Urban Associates


• Lobby firm Peck Madigan Jones hired Jay Heimbach, a prominent Washington operative, as a partner. He comes from the World Bank, where he served as the special representative to North America, Australia, New Zealand and Israel working in the external and corporate relations branch. Before that, Heimbach worked as senior director of anti-poverty organization the One Campaign. He has also served senior roles in both the Obama and Clinton administrations and as chief of staff to Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownAmazon doubling overtime pay for warehouse workers Democrats grow nervous over primary delays Hillicon Valley: Senators press Amazon over workplace safety amid outbreak | Lyft expands to deliveries | Dems seek election security funds in stimulus package MORE (D-Ohio). 

Jason Goggins, the top aide to a Republican commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), has joined Daly Consulting Group. Goggins was the chief of staff to CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo for more than two years. Before that, he spent about 11 years on Capitol Hill, including serving as counsel on the House Agriculture Committee and the House Financial Services Committee. 

• The Business Council, an industry group comprised of CEOs from the world’s largest companies, has named Henry Kravis, the co-chairman and co-CEO of private equity firm KKR, as its new board chairman. He succeeds Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, chairman and CEO.

LifeLock, the company specializing in identity theft protection, has opened a Washington office. It will be helmed by Kimberly Allman, who was recently appointed as the company’s vice president of government affairs and corporate social responsibility. She has also worked as the director of government relations at the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that runs service programs like AmeriCorps.