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Mike Catanzaro has been named a partner at Clark Geduldig Cranford & Nielsen. He will come from FTI Consulting and has experience with Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), who is poised to become chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He also worked with Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on energy policy issues. Catanzaro also served on President George W. Bush’s reelection campaign, as an associate director for policy on the White House’s Council on Environmental Quality and as associate deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 

Regions Financial Corp. hired Nick Podsiadly away from the American Bankers Association (ABA). He will serve as a senior vice president and manager of regulatory policy. Podsiadly worked as vice president and senior counsel in the ABA’s Office of Legislative Affairs and Chief Counsel. On Capitol Hill, he served as an aide to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on the Senate Judiciary Committee, as investigative counsel on the Senate Finance Committee and as the staff director for the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 

{mosads}• Meredith Preloh, a legislative assistant to retiring Rep. Howard Coble (R-N.C.) has joined Lowe’s Cos. Inc. as a government affairs manager. Preloh had been with Coble’s office since 2009, first serving as a constituent liaison. 

Wiley Rein hired Shawn H. Chang, the former chief counsel on communications and technology policy for Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He also served on the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, and in the office of then-Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.), who is now in the Senate, among others.  

• Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) has become a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and will serve as director of the National Security 2020 project, which will focus on “rebuilding and reshaping a bipartisan consensus for a ‘peace through strength’ approach to renew the foundations of U.S. military power and protect American interests around the globe.” While in Congress, he served on the Armed Services committees in the House and Senate and chaired a Senate Armed Services subcommittee.

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