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R.C. Hammond, a spokesman for Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonOcasio-Cortez, progressives call on Senate not to confirm lobbyists or executives to future administration posts Gary Cohn: 'I haven't made up my mind' on vote for president in November Kushner says 'Alice in Wonderland' describes Trump presidency: Woodward book MORE, said in a tweet that Tuesday would be his last day on the job. He is returning to the Herald Group, a strategic consulting firm where he previously worked. He’s also worked for Hill + Knowlton Strategies and served as a spokesman for Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential run.

Two former aides to Senate Republican and Democratic leadership have founded their own firm, the Klein/Johnson Group. Matt Johnson previously worked for Senate Majority Whip John CornynJohn Cornyn'Seinfeld' cast members reuniting for Texas Democratic Party fundraiser Senate GOP eyes Oct. 26 for confirming Barrett to Supreme Court GOP noncommittal about vote on potential Trump-Pelosi coronavirus deal MORE (R-Texas) and Izzy Klein formerly worked for Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerSchumer says he had 'serious talk' with Feinstein, declines to comment on Judiciary role Democrats seem unlikely to move against Feinstein Trump to lift Sudan terror sponsor designation MORE (D-N.Y.). Johnson most recently worked at the Podesta Group, where he led the tech, telecom and IP practice. Klein is coming from Roberti Global: Irizarry-Klein-Roberti. The new firm’s first clients include Oracle, First Data and the Civitas Capital Group.

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Seth Statler is now running the Washington office for the National Fire Protection Association and has become the organization’s director of government affairs. Before that, he served as the associate administrator of the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at NASA. He previously worked at U.S. Customs and Border Protection and for Rep. Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerTop Democrats introduce resolution calling for mask mandate, testing program in Senate Trump orders aides to halt talks on COVID-19 relief This week: Coronavirus complicates Senate's Supreme Court fight MORE (D-Md.). He is a member of a volunteer fire department and a board member for the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  

Parker Poe Consulting, a wholly owned subsidiary of Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein, has tapped Chuck McMullen and Amy Odom to lead its Atlanta office. The duo brings an association with top K Street firm, BGR Group.

Danielle Burr has been named head of federal affairs at Uber, leaving the lobbying firm Peck Madigan Jones. She previously worked for House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyMcCarthy: 'I would think I already have the votes' to remain as House GOP leader Conservatives seize on New York Post story to push Section 230 reform Sunday shows preview: Coronavirus cases surge in the Midwest; Trump hits campaign trail after COVID-19 MORE (R-Calif.).

Chris SmithChristopher (Chris) Henry SmithWoman tased, arrested for trespassing for not wearing mask at Ohio football game China sanctioning Rubio, Cruz in retaliatory move over Hong Kong China sanctions Cruz, Rubio, others over Xinjiang legislation MORE joined Cheniere as senior vice president for policy, government and public affairs. Before that, he worked as the assistant secretary for fossil energy at the Energy Department. 

The Public Affairs Council is bringing on Chris Bender, formerly vice president at public affairs firm Adfero, to lead the group’s executive education programs, member services and research on management practices