The Internet Association, a tech industry trade group, named Mike Liptak as its director of federal government affairs. Liptak most recently was vice president of government relations at the Travel Technology Association and previously served as an aide to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden says he's open to altering, eliminating filibuster to advance voting rights Pelosi says GOP senators 'voted to aid and abet' voter suppression for blocking revised elections bill Manchin insists he hasn't threatened to leave Democrats MORE (R-Ky.).
Ashley Gunn joined cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase as public policy manager for legislative affairs. Gunn previously served as a senior adviser to Rep. French HillJames (French) French HillArkansas legislature splits Little Rock in move that guarantees GOP seats Biden to speak at UN general assembly in person Lobbying world MORE (R-Ark.).
Ervin Graves Strategy Group, a lobbying firm run by former Rep. Tom GravesJohn (Tom) Thomas GravesGeorgia businesswoman launches primary challenge against Greene Lobbying world Greene's future on House committees in limbo after GOP meeting MORE (R-Ga.), hired Amanda Kasper as a vice president. Kasper previously served as a senior adviser to former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew WheelerAndrew WheelerOvernight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Emissions heading toward pre-pandemic levels Former EPA chief to chair pro-Trump think tank's environmental center Lobbying world MORE.
Ruth Demeter joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Energy Institute as senior director of policy. Demeter most recently led government relations at Peabody Energy and previously served as a legislative aide to Sen. John BarrassoJohn Anthony BarrassoSenate appears poised to advance first Native American to lead National Park Service Sunday shows preview: Senate votes to raise debt ceiling; Facebook whistleblower blasts company during testimony The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE (R-Wyo.).
Japanese pharmaceutical firm Astellas Pharma Inc. named Akshai Datta as director of federal affairs. Datta previously ran government affairs for U.S. pharmaceutical company Viatris Inc. and was previously a senior legislative assistant to Rep. Ami BeraAmerish (Ami) Babulal BeraBiden remarks on Taiwan leave administration scrambling Democrats see light at end of tunnel on Biden agenda Democrats jostle over health care priorities for scaled-back package MORE (D-Calif.).
Bob Bissen joined the National Head Start Association as director of government affairs. Bissen most recently was senior vice president at Cannae Policy Group and previously was a senior director at APCO Worldwide.