Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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The Economic Innovation Group announced that Chris Slevin has joined the organization as vice president. He previously was legislative director to Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerHarris, Booker call for judgement on Jussie Smollett case to be withheld until investigation is completed Barack, Michelle Obama expected to refrain from endorsing in 2020 Dem primary: report Jussie Smollett case shows media villainizing Trump and his supporters, without proof — again MORE (D-N.J.) for five years. Before that, Slevin was the economic policy adviser to Sen. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSmaller tax refunds put GOP on defensive Democrats brush off GOP 'trolling' over Green New Deal GOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats MORE (D-Ohio) for six years.

Thompson Coburn announced that Kyle Simpson will join the lobbying and policy team as a senior adviser and Jack Jacobson will join as an adviser. Both were previously policy advisers for Hogan Lovells’ Washington, D.C., office.

The law firm Dechert hired Robin Nunn as a litigation partner. She was vice president and senior associate general counsel at Capital One from 2015 to 2017 and counsel at American Express from 2012 to 2015.

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Nancy Fletcher, the CEO of the Out of Home Advertising Association of America, will step down at the end of 2019. She was at the helm of the organization for almost three decades. The association has begun a search for a new CEO, which is being led by Rafkin & Company.

The D.C.-based Chamber of Digital Commerce has completed the first nonprofit acquisition in the blockchain industry and united with the Blockchain Association of Canada. Tanya Woods, the company’s new managing director of Canada, will head up policy and advocacy efforts in Ottawa. The Blockchain Association of Canada will change its name to the Chamber of Digital Commerce Canada. 

Former Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichLobbying world Dem governors on 2020: Opposing Trump not enough Dem Begich concedes Alaska governor race to Republican Dunleavy MORE (D-Alaska) is returning to work at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. He first worked there in 2015 after losing his Senate reelection bid and left last year to unsuccessfully run for governor of Alaska.