Lobbying World

Lobbying World
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The lobbying firm Cavarocchi Ruscio Dennis Associates, also known as CRD Associates, has launched a communications practice, and the firm has brought on Matt Dennis to lead it. Prior to that, Dennis served as the communications director for the Democrats on the House Appropriations Committee. 

The Beer Institute has hired Ramsey Cox as its director of media relations and public affairs. She most recently served as the communications director for Rep. Suzan DelBeneSuzan Kay DelBeneRecord numbers of women nominated for governor, Congress Hillicon Valley: Deal reached on ZTE, but lawmakers look to block it | New encryption bill | Dems push Ryan for net neutrality vote | Google vows it won't use AI for weapons Lawmakers renew push to preempt state encryption laws MORE (D-Wash.), and earlier worked for The Hill.


The chief trade lobbyist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has departed for Kia Motors Corp. Christopher Wenk, who served as the executive director of international policy at the Chamber, will now serve as the automaker’s vice president of government relations. 

The National Recycling Coalition has brought on Dave Keeling to serve as its president. He comes from the Steel Recycling Institute  — an arm of the American Iron and Steel Institute — where he worked as the director of recycling. 

Greg Brower has joined the law and lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck as a shareholder in its litigation department. He most recently served as the assistant director for congressional affairs at the FBI.

Strategic communications firm Rational 360 promoted Brian Bartlett to partner. His résumé includes working in the George W. Bush White House and Labor Department, working on Capitol Hill and serving on Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyArizona Dems hope higher Latino turnout will help turn the state blue Trump changes tone on Saudi Arabia amid mounting pressure Election Countdown: Florida Senate fight resumes after hurricane | Cruz softens ObamaCare attacks | GOP worries Trump will lose suburban women | Latest Senate polls | Rep. Dave Brat gets Trump's 'total endorsement' | Dem candidates raise record B MORE’s two campaigns for president.

A former chief of staff to Sen. John HoevenJohn Henry HoevenTrump poised to sign bipartisan water infrastructure bill Overnight Energy: Trump Cabinet officials head west | Zinke says California fires are not 'a debate about climate change' | Perry tours North Dakota coal mine | EPA chief meets industry leaders in Iowa to discuss ethanol mandate 74 protesters charged at Capitol in protest of Kavanaugh MORE (R-N.D.), Ryan Bernstein, has joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal government relations practice. He spent six years as Hoeven’s top aide on Capitol Hill and also worked as the senator’s deputy chief of staff.

The U.S. subsidiary of the Swiss manufacturing company LafargeHolcim promoted two: Michael LeMonds and Chad Cornwell. LeMonds has become the president of land, environment and government affairs for the United States. Cornwell will now have oversight of the performance, geology and mining teams for the Aggregates Construction Material team in the U.S.