Lobbying Hires

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Caitlin Hayden was named senior vice president for communications at BAE Systems. She previously was vice president of communications for the Aerospace Industries Association and before that worked at Edelman. She also worked for the White House National Security Council under former President Obama.

Lance Leggitt, Jim Manley and Peter Urbanowicz joined APCO Worldwide's International Advisory Council as senior counselors. Leggitt previously was President Trump's deputy assistant to the president for domestic policy; Manley was senior communications adviser and spokesperson for ex-Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and the Senate Democratic Caucus; and Urbanowicz was chief of staff for Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.

Suzanne Struglinski was named a manager of media relations at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She was previously director of membership engagement at the National Press Club for more than two years.

Chapin Fay, who was senior vice president at Mercury, is leaving to be senior vice president at the public relations firm Goldin Solutions. He also was Rep. Lee Zeldin's (R-N.Y.) campaign manager.

UsAgainstAlzheimer's announced Niles Godes as its chief government relations and policy officer. He previously was senior vice president of congressional affairs for LeadingAge, which provides health and housing services for older adults. Before that, he was Democratic staff director for the Joint Economic Committee and was chief of staff for ex-Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.).

Abe Goldschmidt was named senior director for strategic initiatives at Oracle. He was previously special assistant to President Trump for more than two years.

The Public Affairs Council elected Pete Slone, senior vice president of public affairs for McKesson, as its 2019-2020 chair. Slone also heads the McKesson PAC.

Ryan Alexander announced she will resign as president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, effective Jan. 1. She will be replaced by Steve Ellis, who is currently executive vice president.