Lobbying world

Lobbying world
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Capitol Counsel hired Jonathan Kott as a partner. Kott was most recently senior adviser to Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsKavanaugh conspiracy? Demands to reopen investigation ignore both facts and the law Key Biden ally OK with dropping transit from infrastructure package Democrats criticize FBI's handling of tip line in Kavanaugh investigation MORE (D-Del.) and served as senior adviser and communications director for Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinWhy Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas Overnight Energy: Senate panel advances controversial public lands nominee | Nevada Democrat introduces bill requiring feds to develop fire management plan | NJ requiring public water systems to replace lead pipes in 10 years Transit funding, broadband holding up infrastructure deal MORE (D-W.Va.) from 2013 to 2020.

KBS Group hired former Rep. John ShimkusJohn Mondy ShimkusEx-Sen. Cory Gardner joins lobbying firm Lobbying world Ex-Rep. John Shimkus joins lobbying firm MORE (R-Ill.) as a principal. Shimkus, who did not seek reelection in 2020, served in the House for 24 years and was the top Republican on the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy when he left Congress.

The International Franchise Association named Matthew Haller as its president and CEO. Haller had been the organization’s senior vice president of government relations and public affairs since 2010.


Airbus hired Tom Bush as senior director for government relations. He previously was legislator director for Sen. Jerry MoranGerald (Jerry) MoranGraham: Bipartisan infrastructure pay-fors are insufficient This week: Democrats move forward with Jan. 6 probe Bipartisan senators ask CDC, TSA when they will update mask guidance for travelers MORE (R-Kan.).

The Better Medicare Alliance announced Mary Beth Donahue as its next president and CEO. Donahue served as chief of staff at the Department of Health and Human Services under former President Clinton and most recently was executive director at Kidney Care Partners.

BGR Group named Erskine Wells president of the firm. Wells joined BGR Group in 2011 and most recently co-led its commercial and defense practices. Before that he was chief of staff to Rep. Steven PalazzoSteven McCarty PalazzoLobbying world The Memo: Biden feels the heat from all sides on immigration Ethics watchdog: 'Substantial' evidence GOP lawmaker improperly spent funds, misused position to help brother MORE (R-Miss.) and deputy chief of staff to Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerHere's evidence the Senate confirmation process is broken Commerce office used racial profiling operating as 'rogue' police force: Senate report Rand Paul introducing measure to repeal public transportation mask mandates MORE (R-Miss.).

Alston & Bird LLP hired Kellen Dwyer as a partner. Dwyer served as assistant U.S. attorney for the eastern district of Virginia from 2014 to 2020 and most recently served as deputy assistant attorney general.