Heritage Action for America deputy director of government relations Wesley Coopersmith is leaving to be legislative director for Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.). He has worked at Heritage for nearly five years.
Alexandra Dragg was named regional policy director at Airbnb for Canada and the Northeast, a promotion from director of public policy. Dragg has worked at Airbnb for more than four years and previously was director of operations for the National Hockey League Players' Association.
Leah Evangelista was promoted to senior vice president of external affairs at the Federation of American Hospitals. She previously was vice president of public relations for six years and director of political and public affairs for two years before that. Prior to the federation, she was manager at the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.
Akash Chougule was named vice president of economic opportunity initiative at the Stand Together Chamber of Commerce, a group founded by Charles Koch. Chougule previously was professional staff for Republicans on the House Education and Labor Committee for two years and before that was director of policy at Americans for Prosperity.
Abby Jagoda was named vice president of government affairs at shopping center operator Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, which is headquartered in Paris. She previously was director of public policy and best practices at the International Council of Shopping Centers for nearly seven years. Before that, she was public policy adviser at Blank Rome Government Relations LLC.