Microsoft Corp. hired Ferox Strategies to work on issues pertaining to international digital taxation, cybersecurity and international trade. Debra Dixon, former chief of staff to ex-Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), will work on the account.
Boeing Co. hired West Front Strategies to work on issues related to aerospace, aviation, defense and transportation. Malloy McDaniel, former policy adviser to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), and Ashley Davis, former special assistant to the director of homeland security in the George W. Bush administration, will work on the account.
Eli Lilly and Co. hired Ferox Strategies to work on issues related to the pharmaceutical industry. Dixon and Cristina Antelo, a former legal fellow for the Senate Democratic Steering Committee, will work on the account.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness hired Winning Strategies Washington to secure funding and support for mental health related initiatives and policies. Chelsey Penrod Hickman, former chief of staff to Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), will work on the account.
Armored Things Inc., a crowd intelligence software company, hired K&L Gates LLP to work on issues related to homeland security and legislative branch appropriations bills. Sean McGlynn, former assistant to the chief of staff to ex-Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), will work on the account.
Fort Valley State University in Georgia hired Holland & Knight LLP to work on federal funding issues and higher education policy. Shawna Francis Watley, former legislative assistant to ex-Sen. Bob Kerrey (D-Neb.), will work on the account.
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