Lobbying world

Lobbying world

Bracewell hired Stoney Burke as a principal to serve in its policy resolution group. Prior to that, Burke served as chief of staff to Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdDemocrats talk subpoena for Mueller Here are the eight Republicans who voted with Democrats on the Equality Act House approves anti-LGBT discrimination Equality Act MORE (R-Texas).

Scott Widmeyer has been named the chief strategy officer in the Washington office at Finn Partners, overseeing expansion in the area. He has been with the firm since 2013, when it purchased Widmeyer Communications, the consulting shop he founded. 

David Rudd has left the Palmetto Group after nearly 19 years to become a counsel at Alignment Government Strategies. Rudd has 15 years of experience on Capitol Hill, formerly serving as chief of staff to former Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.). He also served a tour as executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2004.


Mike Joyce has joined Total Spectrum/Steve Gordon and Associates as a partner. He comes from the American Trucking Association, where he worked as senior vice president of legislative affairs.

• The National Association of Manufacturers added three to its lobbying team: Jordan Stoick, the new vice president of government relations; Patrick Hedren, vice president of labor, legal and regulatory policy; and Laura Berkey-Ames, the director of energy and resources policy. Stoick most recently worked at the Treasury Department, serving as senior adviser to the assistant secretary for legislative affairs. On Capitol Hill, he worked as chief of staff to Rep. Kristi NoemKristi Lynn NoemTrump touts 'BIG FIREWORKS' returning to Mt. Rushmore for July 4 American Indian tribe bans GOP governor from reservation over opposition to Keystone protestors New governors chart ambitious paths in first 100 days MORE (R-S.D.). Hedren comes from General Electric, where he held several legal and policy titles. Berkey-Ames previously worked as the senior manager of government relations at American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

Wells Fargo is also growing its Washington shop. It’s bringing on Beth Zorc as its new head of public policy. She formerly worked as acting general counsel and principal deputy general counsel at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Eric Hoplin, who previously served as the executive director of the Financial Services Roundtable, is Wells Fargo’s head of external affairs. Shannon Aimone has been named head of political programs. She comes from JPMorgan Chase, where she managed the company’s political action committee.