By The Hill Staff - 03/18/14 06:05 PM EDT
• Van Scoyoc Associates hired appropriations staffer Harry Glenn as a vice president. Prior to that, he served as the chief of staff to the late Rep. C. W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) for nearly two decades. He helped the congressman during his time on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Glenn specializes in national security, biomedical research, healthcare, education, and infrastructure projects.
• Daniel Rutherford Wilson joined Compassion & Choices, a nonprofit that advocates for end-of-life education and individual choices. Prior to that, he was the director of the policy and program development for the National Caucus and Center on Black Aged, a group “dedicated to preserving the dignity and enhancing the lives of low income elderly African Americans.” Wilson also worked in the office of Sen. Charles SchumerCharles SchumerImmigration was barely covered in the debates GOP leaders advise members to proceed with caution on Trump Senate Dems demand answers from Wells Fargo over treatment of military MORE (D-N.Y.) and at the Office of Management and Budget during the Clinton administration.
• Connect Strategic Communications, a Republican digital advertising and communications firm, has rebranded itself as BEAST Digital. It is based in Dallas but has offices in Washington D.C. and Phoenix. Its chief executive, Ryan Cassin, says he plans to split time between Dallas and Washington. The firm’s leadership also includes seasoned campaign operatives Jon Minjoe, Sean McCaffrey and Josh Kivett, who is spending most of his time with the Republican National Committee during this campaign cycle. The firm has worked with clients such as Sens. Deb FischerDeb FischerGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election No. 3 GOP senator: I'll still vote for Trump GOP Senate candidate reverses on Trump in debate MORE (R-Neb.), James InhofeJames InhofeGOP senators avoid Trump questions on rigged election A dozen senators call for crackdown on Chinese steel Funding bill rejected as shutdown nears MORE (R-Okla.) and Rep. Kristi Noem (R-S.D.).
• The National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) named Jessica R. Davis as the director of its political action committee and as the director of political outreach. Before that, she served as the political and PAC manager for K Street titan Patton Boggs. During the 2004 and 2008 elections, Davis worked with the Democratic National Committee and organized fundraisers and other events for then-candidates Barack ObamaBarack ObamaFive takeaways from money race Trump campaign encouraging surrogates to double down on ballot fraud Trump uses out-of-context line to hit Michelle Obama MORE, John KerryJohn Kerry5 reasons Trump's final debate performance sealed his 2016 coffin US pledges to do all it can to fight 'grave threat' of nuclear North Korea Armani, Batali among guests at White House state dinner MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump touts Navy expansion proposal in Pa. Matt Schlapp: 5 post-debate reasons Trump is still in it Five takeaways from money race MORE.