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Who’s Who Where – May 2023

Who’s Who Where – May 2023

May 2023

Public affairs professionals are taking new jobs at Uber, TikTok, the American Osteopathic Association, and Total Wine, to name but a few. Here’s the scoop on who is on the move and where they’re landing.

JAKE BRENNAN, formerly senior associate, Avalere Health; now associate director, congressional affairs, American Osteopathic Association

ERIC BREWER, formerly senior director, state and local government relations, Walmart; now senior vice president, government relations and public affairs, Total Wine

EDWARD CONKLIN, formerly senior vice president, government relations, Curaleaf; now executive director, U.S. Cannabis Council

DAVID CULVER, formerly vice president, government relations, Canopy Growth Corp; now senior vice president, public affairs, U.S. Cannabis Council

MARIE SYLLA DIXON, formerly senior vice president, global chief diversity officer, Raytheon; now senior vice president, government relations, Albertsons Companies

CHRISTOPHER GARCIA, formerly congressional and legislative affairs adviser, U.S. Department of the Interior; now senior associate, federal affairs, Uber

KARA GUNDEL, formerly owner, Gundel Group; now senior director, public policy, Diesel Technology Forum

MIKE HARNEY, formerly chief of staff, U.S. Department of Commerce; now senior vice president, public affairs, CLEAR

KAREN KUHLMAN, formerly managing director, congressional affairs, United Airlines; now senior vice president, government affairs, American Association of Airport Executives

JAVIER LACAYO, formerly senior vice president, public affairs, SKDK; now head, policy communications, DoorDash

LUCIA LEBENS, formerly vice president, government relations and public policy, Navient; now senior vice president, federal affairs and political strategy, Pharmaceutical Care Management Association

KEN LISAIUS, formerly vice president, public affairs and communications, CLEAR; now senior vice president, communications, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association

REGINA LUZINCOURT, formerly senior director of government relations, Navient; now director of government affairs, Toyota Motors North America

ALEX MILLIKEN, formerly policy and government affairs manager, National Taxpayers Union; now director, government affairs, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations

GERRY PETRELLA, formerly policy director, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY); now general manager, U.S. policy, Microsoft

JOSHUA ST. PIERRE, formerly program manager, Statler Nagle LLC; now manager, legislative affairs, American Public Gas Association

ANDREW ROBRENO, formerly director, government and institutional affairs, Ferrero U.S.; now vice president, government affairs, View Inc

KRISTIN SPIRIDON, formerly chief oversight counsel, Senate HELP Committee; now senior director for policy, government affairs, International Foodservice Distributors Association

LATOYA VEAL, formerly senior manager, public affairs communications, Microsoft; now policy communications, TikTok

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