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 SchumerOvernight Healthcare: House, Senate on collision course over Zika funding Ryan goes all-in on Puerto Rico Cruz's dad: Trump 'would be worse than Hillary Clinton' 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 FischerSenate Republicans ask Trump to soften his tone Skittish GOP to Trump: Drop the insults Senate bill would require the administration to define 'cyber war' MORE (R-Neb.), James InhofeJames InhofeThis week: Defense, energy bills top agenda Week ahead: Chemical safety bill nears finish line Senate set for showdown over women in the draft 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 allies blame Bernie for bad polls Bill Press: Bernie is not a threat John Feehery: GOP: Listen to Reince MORE, John KerryJohn KerryEven in defeat, Trump could harm the country irreparably Obama tells Vietnam: Human rights are 'no threat to stability' Global Magnitsky's power to protect MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump scores heavyweight establishment Republicans on fundraising team Romney should endorse Clinton Trump aide: Trump paid 'lowest tax rate possible' MORE.