BWX Technologies, Inc. promoted Suzy Sterner to senior vice president for government relations. She was vice president for government relations since January and previously was the senior director of congressional relations for Northrop Grumman.
Steve Danon is Food Allergy Research & Education's senior vice president of external affairs. He previously was senior vice president of public affairs at the National Restaurant Association for over three years.
The Empowerment Alliance launched on Monday to promote America's energy independence and leadership in the world and to engage leaders, the media and voters to fight the Green New Deal and promote natural gas. Terry Holt of HDMK is running communications and Republican operative Jim Nathanson is executive director.
Managed Funds Association, the leading trade association for the hedge fund industry, announced its 2019-2020 board of directors. Jonathan Hitchon of Two Sigma Investments will serve as chairman with Vice Chair Natalie Birrell of Anchorage Capital Group, LLC.
Mark Isakowitz, chief of staff to Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), was named the head of Google's Washington office as head of government affairs and public policy for the U.S. and Canada. He has been Portman's chief of staff since 2014. Isakowitz will replace former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.), who announced last year that she would be stepping down from the top lobbying role.
The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies announced that its president and CEO Charles M. Chamness is stepping down as CEO of the association in the fall of 2020 after nearly 17 years there.