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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 SessionsSessions: DOJ concerned about suppression of free speech on college campuses Faith communities are mobilizing against Trump’s family separation policy Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lands book deal 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 BoehnerJordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker GOP senator says he 'regularly' considers leaving Republican Party Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers MORE (R-Ohio) and held various roles for the former lawmaker from 2008 to 2014. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJordan hits campaign trail amid bid for Speaker GOP senator says he 'regularly' considers leaving Republican Party Republicans mull new punishments for dissident lawmakers MORE is now a senior strategic adviser at Squire Patton Boggs.

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 CantwellSenators share their fascination with sharks at hearing Poll: Majority of Americans support Roe v. Wade The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Protests and anger: Washington in turmoil as elections near 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.