Lobbying World

American Airlines, one of the “big three” U.S. carriers, hired Nate Gatten away from banking giant JPMorgan Chase. Gatten had been managing director and head of global government relations at the bank for almost a decade. At American, he’ll serve as senior vice president for government affairs, leading the company’s advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill, the administration and abroad.

Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) hired Steve Rebillot to serve as senior director of public affairs. Prior to that, he worked at the Associated Builders and Contractors as director of legislative affairs and founded the firm Intellegens Consulting, which included clients such as the Republican Attorneys General Association, SoftBank, UNCF and Lionsgate Entertainment and political candidates such as Linda McMahon, who is now administrator of the Small Business Administration. The WSWA also promoted Ashley Lantz and Ali Gormley to the title of senior director of federal affairs. Gormley joined the industry group in 2013, and formerly worked for Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio). Lantz came to the WSWA last year from the National Court Appointed Special Advocate Association.


Scott Dziengelski has been named a director of policy and regulatory affairs at the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems. Before that, he worked as legislative director for Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.).

David Leiter has left ML Strategies to found his own firm, called Plurus Strategies. Leiter worked in the Department of Energy during the Clinton administration and on Capitol Hill for then-Sen. John KerryJohn Forbes KerryNikki Haley powerfully rebuts Trump Khashoggi prompts Trump to reconsider human rights in foreign policy Biden: ‘Totally legitimate’ to question age if he runs in 2020 MORE (D-Mass.). Leiter brought over three clients from ML Strategies: The American Hospital Association, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Northeast Maglev. 

Public Strategies Washington hired Tom Nagle. He comes from Accenture, where he led its state, federal and municipal lobbying programs. Before that, Nagel worked for 12 years as the top staffer to Sen. Tom UdallThomas (Tom) Stewart UdallSenate Dems ask Trump to disclose financial ties to Saudi Arabia Hillicon Valley: Officials warn of Chinese influence efforts | Dow drops over 800 points | Tech stocks hit hard | Google appeals B EU fine | James Murdoch may be heading for Tesla | Most Americans worried about election security For everyone’s safety, border agents must use body-worn cameras MORE (D-N.M), working as the lawmaker’s chief of staff in both the House and the Senate.