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Rick Dearborn, who left the White House last month, has become a partner at the K Street firm The Cypress Group. Dearborn worked as deputy chief of staff at the White House and announced his resignation in December. Prior to that, he was chief of staff for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLisa Page sues DOJ, FBI over alleged privacy violations Sessions leads GOP Senate primary field in Alabama, internal poll shows Trump rebukes FBI chief Wray over inspector general's Russia inquiry MORE when he served in the Senate.

McDermott+Consulting hired Mara McDermott and Rachel Stauffer. McDermott comes from the America’s Physician Groups, where she managed its federal affairs teams. She’s also worked for the California Association of Physician Groups. Stauffer was most recently the director of policy and government relations for Cognosante, a health information technology company, and has also worked as the lead legislative liaison at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT at the Department of Health and Human Services.

Squire Patton Boggs brought on David Stewart, the most recent GOP staff director of the House Ways and Means Committee. Prior to that, Stewart served as policy director for then-Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE (R-Ohio) and held various roles for the former lawmaker from 2008 to 2014. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFormer Speaker Boehner's official portrait unveiled Key Republicans say Biden can break Washington gridlock From learning on his feet to policy director MORE is now a senior strategic adviser at Squire Patton Boggs.

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JPMorgan Chase hired Kristin Westmoreland to serve as executive director for public affairs and corporate responsibility. Before that, she was a vice president and chief of staff for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness. She had been with the Chamber for more than a decade.

The Biden Foundation has chosen new additions to its board of directors: Micaela Fernandez Allen, the director of global public policy at Walmart; Nicole Isaac, director of U.S. public policy and government affairs at LinkedIn, and Darla Pomeroy, the manager of Pomeroy Investments. Other members on the board include former Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.); former U.S. Ambassador to Romania Mark Gitenstein; Valerie Biden Owens; Jeff Peck and Mark Angelson. 

George Nash has been named the national chairman of the Associated Builders and Contractors, while he will remain the preconstruction director at Branch and Associates’s office in  Herndon, Va.

The all-Republican firm CGCN Group has added its first Democrat, bringing on Rosemarie Calabro Tully to its strategic communications division. Before that, she worked at the National Biodiesel Board and for Sen. Maria CantwellMaria Elaine CantwellLet's enact a privacy law that advances economic justice There's a lot to like about the Senate privacy bill, if it's not watered down Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware MORE (D-Wash.) on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, among other roles. CGCN also brought back Michael Catanzaro, who left the firm last year to serve on the White House National Economic Council.