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MANUFACTURING. Hillenbrand Inc., an industrial company, hired Ice Miller LLP to work on issues related to manufacturing. Thomas Lynch, former subcommittee staff director for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, and Graham Hill, former staff director and senior counsel on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, will work on the account.


LABOR. Broward College Foundation, based in Florida, hired Ballard Partners to work on Pell Grant policy and workforce training. Brian Ballard, the firm’s founder, and Justin Sayfie, former commissioner of the Commission on White House Fellows, will work on the account.



TECHNOLOGY. Texas-based Esper Regulatory Technologies hired Clark Hill to work on federal contracting and procurement. Kevin Kelly, former chief counsel to the secretary of the Senate Democratic Conference, and Jasper Thomson, former legislative assistant to ex-Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.), among others, will work on the account.


ENVIRONMENT. Grayback Forestry, a wildfire suppression, prescribed fire and hazardous fuel management support company, hired Monument Advocacy to work on issues related to disaster response, wildlands, firefighting and fire suppression. C. Stewart Verdery, former Department of Homeland Security assistant secretary, and T.A. Hawks, former minority staff director for the Senate Agriculture Committee, will work on the account.


MINING. Alaska mining company Pebble Limited Partnership hired Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC to work on federal government relations strategy relating to hard rock mine permitting and operation. Edward Hild, former chief of staff to Sen. Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiKoch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Biden health nominee faces first Senate test White House stands behind Tanden as opposition mounts MORE (R-Alaska), will work on the account.