The National Restaurant Association named Michelle Korsmo as its next president. Korsmo most recently led the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America. She previously was was an executive at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation and served as a Labor Department official under former President George W. Bush.
Missy Owens joined General Motors Co. as director of environment, sustainability and governance policy. Owens, who is President Biden’s niece, previously held senior roles at the Department of Energy and Department of Commerce in the Obama administration and most recently was director of government relations at Coca-Cola.
Coinbase hired Scott Bauguess as vice president for global regulatory policy. Bauguess previously served as deputy director of the Security and Exchange Commission’s division of economic and risk analysis and most recently taught at the University of Texas’s McCombs Business School.
Ja’Ron Smith joined Dentons Global Advisors Government Relations as a partner. Smith previously served as deputy assistant to former President Trump and most recently was executive director at the Center for Advancing Opportunity.
Mercury hired Robert Jones as managing director. Jones spent nearly two decades with Pfizer’s lobbying team, most recently serving as senior vice president of government relations and public affairs.
Sarah Kemp joined Intel as vice president of international government affairs. Kemp most recently was an associate vice president at health care firm Organon and previously served as deputy under secretary for the International Trade Administration.
Teddy Tanzer will join Airbnb as public policy manager. Tanzer most recently served as a counsel to Consumer Product Safety Commission chief Peter Feldman and previously was a Republican law clerk for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
Lindsey Hornickel joined the American Veterinary Medical Association as assistant director of government relations. Hornickel previously was a director at the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association.
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