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 SchumerThe Trail 2016: Unity at last This week: Congress eyes the exits in dash to recess Former Gillibrand aide wins NY House primary 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 FischerRemembering small business during the presidential election Overnight Healthcare: Health mergers in trouble? | Norovirus in Cleveland | GOP chairman rejects Trump Medicare pricing plan Reluctant lobbyists descend on Cleveland MORE (R-Neb.), James InhofeJames InhofeFeds withdraw lesser prairie-chicken protections A GMO labeling law that doesn’t require English? No thanks! Majority of GOP senators to attend Trump convention 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 ObamaClinton to call on Black Lives Matter at Dem convention The youth vote—a unicorn worth hunting in 2016 Instead of being bold, Clinton errs in picking Kaine MORE, John KerryJohn KerryPower restored at Turkish air base used in anti-ISIS fight Don't expect much of a post-convention bounce for Trump or Clinton Kerry: Power at Turkish air base to be restored shortly MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonSanders aide: 'Someone needs to be held accountable' for DNC emails Democrats vote to overhaul superdelegate system Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him MORE.