Lobbying world

The Railway Supply Institute appointed Patty Long as its next president. Recently, Long was interim CEO of the Plastics Industry Association and previously led policy research and member communications at the National Association of Manufacturers. 

Waxman Strategies hired Jacqueline Cohen as a vice president in the firm’s environmental practice. Cohen most recently served as Democratic chief environmental counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

Kerry Feehery joined the National Automobile Dealers Association as senior director of legislative affairs. Feehery most recently was a senior policy adviser at Holland & Knight and previously served as chief of staff to former Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.).


Gayle Smith rejoined the ONE Campaign as president and CEO. Smith most recently served as coordinator for global COVID-19 response and health security at the State Department under President BidenJoe BidenManchin to vote to nix Biden's vaccine mandate for larger businesses Congress averts shutdown after vaccine mandate fight Senate cuts deal to clear government funding bill MORE.

Eric Hersey joined Mercury as a managing director. Hersey most recently served as Democratic communications director for the House Financial Services Committee and previously served as deputy constituent affairs director for Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandEx-officials voice deep concerns over new Pentagon UFO unit Paid leave advocates ramping up the pressure on Manchin and Schumer Gillibrand, bipartisan lawmakers push to keep military justice overhaul in NDAA MORE (D-N.Y.).

Brendan Belair launched his own lobbying firm, Duddington Global Strategies. Belair most recently served as chief of staff to former Rep. Doug CollinsDouglas (Doug) Allen CollinsJan. 6 panel releases contempt report on Trump DOJ official ahead of censure vote Lobbying world Sunday shows preview: Biden administration confronts inflation spike MORE (R-Ga.) and previously served as Republican staff director for the House Judiciary Committee.