Susie Wiles joined Mercury Public Affairs as co-chair of its Florida and Washington, D.C., offices. Wiles currently chairs former President Trump’s Save America PAC. She previously lobbied for Ballard Partners and was a strategist for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) reelection campaign.
Max Becker joined the Bockorny Group as a principal. Becker most recently served as coordinator for Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.). He previously served as special assistant to Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.) at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
Cozen O’Connor hired Madison Smith as a principal. Smith most recently was senior manager for federal public policy at Amazon Web Services and previously served as legislative assistant to Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
Taylor Meredith joined Duke Energy as senior manager of federal government affairs. Meredith most recently served as GOP counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and previously served as senior adviser to former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
Narrative Strategies hired Tom Dunn as creative director of its newly formed creative services division. Dunn most recently was creative director at OnMessage Inc. and previously was media operations director at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
The American Academy of Physician Associates hired Phil Bongiorno as senior vice president of advocacy and government relations. Bongiorno most recently was vice president of policy and government relations at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.
Jessica Rihani joined Mindset as chief operating officer. Rihani most recently was chief operating officer at Signal Group and previously co-founded McBee Strategic Consulting.