Lobbying world

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Cassie Smedile, former deputy communications director at the Republican National Committee (RNC), has joined America Rising PAC as executive director. Before the RNC, she was communications director for Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungBipartisan lawmakers want Biden to take tougher action on Nicaragua Senate passes long-delayed China bill Five key parts of the Senate's sweeping China competitiveness bill MORE (R-Ind.), and ex-Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyRachel Campos-Duffy named co-host of Fox & Friends Weekend Lobbying world CNN's Ana Navarro to host Biden roundtable on making 'Trump a one-term president' MORE (R-Wis.).

America Rising PAC also named Chris Martin, former director of rapid response for the House Republican Conference under Rep. Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn Cheney House Democrats to Schumer: Vote again on Jan. 6 probe Cheney compares Trump claims to Chinese Communist Party: 'It's very dangerous' Stefanik pregnant with her first child MORE (R-Wyo.), as deputy executive director.

Grubhub Inc. announced that Devry Boughner Vorwerk joined the company as chief corporate affairs officer. Vorwerk previously was chief executive officer at her firm DevryBV Sustainable Strategies and before that was chair of the U.S.-Turkey Business Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


Narrative Strategies named Zach Hunter a managing director. Hunter previously was vice president of the Congressional Leadership Fund and the American Action Network for two years. Before that, he was director of communications for Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and regional press secretary for the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Law and lobbying firm Dentons named Brad Queisser a principal in its public policy practice. Queisser previously was senior vice president at Bose Public Affairs Group, president of mCapitol Management and before that was deputy executive director at the Democratic National Committee.

Tyler Ford, a former lobbyist at McGuireWoods Consulting, is now a senior associate at The Vogel Group. He previously was a policy fellow for the Congressional Black Caucus in Rep. Sheila Jackson LeeSheila Jackson LeeSimmering Democratic tensions show signs of boiling over Wray grilled on FBI's handling of Jan. 6 California comes to terms with the costs and consequences of slavery MORE’s (D-Texas) office and before that was an aide at the Department of Energy under former President Obama.

Cogent Strategies hired Edda Collins Coleman as a managing director. She previously was the associate director of communications and government affairs at the Executive Leadership Council. She also drove fundraising and voter turnout efforts through Women for Biden and Small Business for Biden.

Michael Best Strategies hired Lucia Alonzo and Mike Dankler as principals. Alonzo previously was chief of staff for lobbying firm Ferox Strategies and before that worked for the Podesta Group and as an aide to ex-Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Uber - Jan. 6 commission vote delayed; infrastructure debate lingers into June Missouri Republicans move to block Greitens in key Senate race Democratic Kansas City, Mo., mayor eyes Senate run MORE (D-Mo.). Dankler previously was chief of staff to Rep. Jackie WalorskiJacqueline (Jackie) R. WalorskiStefanik shake-up jump-starts early jockeying for committee posts Loyalty trumps policy in Stefanik's rise, Cheney's fall Trump backs Stefanik to replace Cheney MORE (R-Ind.).