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Navigators Global announced that former Rep. Denver RigglemanDenver RigglemanTrump the X-factor in Virginia governor race Ex-Trump press secretary criticized for stirring up QAnon on Twitter House GOP lawmaker unexpectedly shakes up Senate trial MORE (R-Va.) has joined the firm as a senior strategist. Riggleman was elected in 2018 and lost his reelection bid two years later.

Southwest Airlines said Leslie Abbott, previously assistant general counsel in the company's legal department, will lead the new regulatory affairs team in the governmental affairs department.

Real estate advocacy group Nareit promoted John Jones to senior vice president of government relations. Jones, who has been with the trade group since 2018, was previously vice president of government relations. Before that he was chief of staff to Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.).


Lobbying firm Kountoupes, Denham, Carr & Reid hired Denise Mousouris as a principal. Mousouris previously was senior finance adviser to Rep. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosGOP campaign chief confident his party will win back House The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the National Shooting Sports Foundation - At 50 days in charge, Democrats hail American Rescue Plan as major win House Democrats' campaign arm lifts ban on consultants who work for primary challengers MORE (D-Ill.) for two years and was the national finance director for Friends of Cheri Bustos.

Arnold & Porter announced that Mark Epley has joined the firm’s legislative and public policy practice as a partner. Epley previously was chief legal officer of the Managed Funds Association and before that was senior adviser and general counsel for ex-Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump faces test of power with early endorsements Lobbying world Boehner throws support behind Republican who backed Trump impeachment MORE (R-Wis.).

K&L Gates named Scott Gelbman and George Riccardo government affairs analysts. Gelbman was previously an account director at the communications firm BCW and before that was a legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerThe first Southern state legalizes marijuana — what it means nationally H.R. 1/S. 1: Democrats defend their majorities, not honest elections McCarthy asks FBI, CIA for briefing after two men on terror watchlist stopped at border MORE (D-N.Y.). Riccardo previously was senior policy adviser to former Transportation Secretary Elaine ChaoElaine ChaoHeadhunters having hard time finding jobs for former Trump officials: report The Hill's Morning Report - Biden shifts on filibuster Watchdog says DeVos made nine figures in outside income during Trump years MORE during the Trump administration.

Holland & Knight added Suzanne Joy as a senior public affairs adviser in the firm's public policy and regulation practice group. Joy previously was senior regulatory affairs associate at the American College of Physicians and before that was associate director of government affairs for the Medical Group Management Association.