Lobbying World

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 MurrayOvernight Health Care: Dem chairs to meet with progressives on drug pricing | Oregon judge says he will block Trump abortion rule | Trump vows to 'smash the grip' of drug addiction | US measles cases hit post-2000 record Hillicon Valley: Washington preps for Mueller report | Barr to hold Thursday presser | Lawmakers dive into AI ethics | FCC chair moves to block China Mobile | Dem bill targets 'digital divide' | Microsoft denies request for facial recognition tech Dems introduce bill to tackle 'digital divide' 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 DoggettOvernight Health Care: Dem chairs to meet with progressives on drug pricing | Oregon judge says he will block Trump abortion rule | Trump vows to 'smash the grip' of drug addiction | US measles cases hit post-2000 record House Dem chairmen to meet with progressives amid drug pricing divisions Treasury misses second Dem deadline on Trump tax returns 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.