Lobbying World

Lobbying World
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Andrew Kline took on the newly created role of director of public policy at the National Cannabis Industry Association. Kline previously was president of the National Association of Cannabis Businesses. 

Channon Hanna is now a partner at Chambers, Conlon & Hartwell. She was director of government relations at Van Scoyoc Associates for more than three years and before that was senior legislative representative at the American Public Transportation Association.

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Mike Spahn joined Precision in the new role of managing director. He was chief of staff to Sen. Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayDemocrats urge Rick Perry not to roll back lightbulb efficiency rules Biz groups say Warren labor plan would be disaster Freedom of the press under fire in Colorado MORE (D-Wash.). Joseph Sorrentino also joins Precision as a director for the company’s paid digital practice. He most recently was vice president at Weber Shandwick.

Waxman Strategies hired Maggie Jo Buchanan as senior director. She previously worked at the Center for American Progress, Young Invincibles and NARAL-Pro Choice America. She also worked for Rep. Lloyd DoggettLloyd Alton DoggettA dozen House Democrats call on EU ambassador to resign amid Ukraine scandal Tax-return whistleblower in spotlight amid impeachment fight Is Congress too afraid to fight Big Pharma? MORE (D-Texas) as a senior legislative assistant on health care. The firm also named Kashif Syed a director in the health practice. Syed was previously a senior member of the policy team at Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

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Alex Park is now a partner in Alston & Bird’s corporate transactions and securities practice. He previously worked at Womble Bond Dickinson.