Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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The Planned Parenthood Federation of America board of directors voted to appoint Alexis McGill Johnson as permanent president and CEO of the organization, where she will also lead the advocacy arm, Planned Parenthood Action Fund. Johnson was interim president for almost a year after replacing former President Leana Wen. Before that, Johnson was executive director of Perception Institute, a consortium that works to reduce bias and discrimination.

Becky Rasdall was named vice president for trade policy and international affairs at the International Dairy Foods Association. She previously worked as senior trade adviser at the Agriculture Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service for nearly four years under President TrumpDonald TrumpCheney says a lot of GOP lawmakers have privately encouraged her fight against Trump Republicans criticizing Afghan refugees face risks DeVos says 'principles have been overtaken by personalities' in GOP MORE. Before that, she held the positions of international trade specialist and deputy director of agriculture affairs at the Foreign Agricultural Service during the Obama administration.

Grant Thornton LLP named Robert Shea as its national managing principal for public policy, effective Aug. 1. He succeeds Mary Moore Hamrick, who is retiring. Shea has been a principal at Grant Thornton for more than a decade. Before that, he was associate director of the Office of Management and Budget during the George W. Bush administration.

Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions hired Ross Gillfillan as vice president of communications. He previously worked as senior adviser in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs under Trump. Before that, he was senior adviser at the White House Domestic Policy Council and director of strategic communications at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Trump administration.

Natalie Roisman, a partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP and director of social responsibility at the firm, will be president of the Federal Communications Bar Association, effective Wednesday. She will remain in her current roles at Wilkinson Barker Knauer while running the association, an organization of attorneys and other professionals who work on developing communications and technology law and policy.