Lobbying Hires

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The Vogel Group has hired Peggy Hudson as senior vice president. Hudson most recently was senior vice president of government affairs at the Direct Marketing Association and focused on postal, privacy, data security, tax, mobile tracking, data brokers and European Union-Safe Harbor matters. Before that, she was CEO of the consulting firm Hudson Global Strategies, vice president of federal and international affairs at BP America and worked at the American Portland Cement Alliance, the National Federation of Independent Business and as an aide to ex- Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-S.C.).

Kelley Hudak, the former coalitions director for GOP Rep. Steve Scalise (La.), joined Cassidy & Associates as a vice president. "As our Coalitions Director, she led Leadership's efforts to build outside momentum for some of our biggest legislative successes on trade, health care, taxes, national defense, and budget and appropriations," Scalise said in a press release. "Our coalition partners trust her and enjoy working with her because she gets things done with a smile on her face."

Amber Moon has left her post as Sen. Gary Peters's (D-Mich.) communications director to be the director of external communications for BAE Systems, Inc.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer hired Bob Quinn as a partner. He is leaving AT&T, where he was senior executive vice president for external and legislative affairs.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck announced that Zach Pfister, who is based in Washington, D.C., became a policy director on Jan. 1. Laura Johnson, Greta Joynes, David Reid and John Sonsalla, also based in D.C., were promoted to senior policy advisers.

Ryan McConaghy, assistant Democratic secretary in the Senate under Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) was hired by Forbes Tate Partners's public affairs team as a partner.

BP has hired John Phillippe, chief counsel of the Republican National Committee, in its legal department to provide counsel to the U.S. communications and external affairs team.

Updated at 10:11 p.m.