Lobbying World

Doug Schwartz, former partner at CGCN Group, is launching his own lobbying shop, HillNorth LLC. He was at CGCN for five years and before that was chief of staff to the Senate Republican Conference under then-Chairman John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneCongress races to beat deadline on shutdown Hillicon Valley: House passes anti-robocall bill | Senators inch forward on privacy legislation | Trump escalates fight over tech tax | Illinois families sue TikTok | Senators get classified briefing on ransomware Senators inch forward on federal privacy bill MORE (R-S.D.).

• The communications firm Adfero added Cassie Boehm, former manager of advocacy communications at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America, as a media strategist. Also, Maggie Allard, former account director at Subject Matter, is an account supervisor and Amber Hord, former deputy regional director to Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson — Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law | Michigan governor seeks to pause Medicaid work requirements | New front in fight over Medicaid block grants House, Senate Democrats call on Supreme Court to block Louisiana abortion law Why a second Trump term and a Democratic Congress could be a nightmare scenario for the GOP MORE (D-N.Y.), is an account executive. 

Anjelica Dortch was named a technology policy executive at IBM. She previously was senior technology adviser at the Office of Management and Budget for more than two years and before that was a deputy director at the Energy Department. 

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Anthony Bedell joined the law firm Becker as a senior corporate and government relations director in its federal lobbying practice. He most recently was the deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs at the Department of Transportation.

Bill Ghent is now on the government relations team at Subject Matter. He previously was a principal at Lugar Hellmann Group, which was co-founded by David Lugar, the son of ex-Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). Before that, he was chief of staff to Sen. Tom CarperThomas (Tom) Richard CarperLobbying World Overnight Energy: BLM staff face choice of relocation or resignation as agency moves | Trump says he's 'very much into climate' | EPA rule would expand limits on scientific studies Democrats give Warren's 'Medicare for All' plan the cold shoulder MORE (D-Del.), rising to the post in 2014 after more than a decade with the senator.