Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017



Congratulations to the following public affairs professionals on their recent career moves.

Beth Allgaier, formerly director, corporate relations, Melanoma Research Foundation; now senior vice president, business development and industry relations, Consumer Healthcare Products Association

Joanne (Jo) Bullen, formerly head, public and government affairs, Bayer; now executive director, external affairs, MSD

Alex B. Davidson, formerly director, communications, Office of United States Representative Paul Mitchell; now director, media relations and public affairs, Beer Institute

Anne Esposito, formerly vice president, global government affairs, Indivior; now top lobbyist, PhRMA

Sydney Fincher, formerly professional staff member, Office of Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC); now manager, federal government affairs, Anheuser-Busch

Les Fugate, formerly executive vice president, RunSwitch PR; now director, state and local government affairs, Brown-Forman

Jennifer Kurrie, formerly director, government affairs, Walgreens; now director, state and local government affairs, SoftBank

Michael Moran, formerly lobbyist, Zurich Insurance Group; now in-house lobbyist, Credit Suisse

Kevin O’Hanlon, formerly in-house lobbyist, Entertainment Software Association; now director, federal government affairs, Samsung

Susie Perez Quinn, formerly chief of staff, Office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL); now director, government affairs, National Governors Association

Malcolm Richards, formerly deputy director, Republican Legislative Campaign Committee; now manager, state government relations, Association of Equipment Manufacturers

Sidney Smith, formerly regional director, Office of Senator Jim Risch (R-ID); now manager, government affairs, American Exploration & Mining Association

Justin Sok, formerly senior advisor, Office of Legislative Affairs, Treasury Department; now managing director, federal advocacy team, Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

Charlene Wheeless, formerly principal vice president and manager, corporate affairs, Bechtel; now chair, Page Society Board of Trustees

Eric Wohlschlegel, formerly acting vice president, media and external communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; now director, communications, National Governors Association


December Who’s Who 

Brian Barnard, formerly senior adviser, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao; now senior manager, federal affairs, Uber (Washington, D.C. Office)

Lauren Broccoli, formerly lobbyist, Lewis-Burke Associates; now assistant director, government relations, American Veterinary Medical Association

Gregory “Greg” Chesmore, formerly vice president, U.S. government relations and public policy, Celgene Corporation; now vice president, U.S. policy and government affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (Washington, D.C. Office)

William Daley, formerly chief of staff, President Obama; now head, public affairs, Wells Fargo

Michael Daniels, formerly director, government affairs, NTCA — The Rural Broadband Association; now director, federal government and industry relations, Land O’Lakes

Katherine Emerson, formerly director, public policy and political strategy, National Corn Growers Association; now director, political affairs, Bayer

Scott Farnham, formerly a manager, Business Roundtable (BRT); now director, policy, Business Roundtable (BRT)

Rayna Farrell, formerly a senior director, Business Roundtable (BRT); now vice president, communications, Business Roundtable (BRT)

Niles Godes, formerly senior vice president, congressional affairs, LeadingAge; now chief officer, government relations and policy, UsAgainstAlzheimer’s

Josh Goldstein, formerly director, communications, AFL-CIO; now director, media and policy, S&P Global

Michael Hanson, chief officer, public policy, Sabre; now senior executive vice president, public affairs, Retail Industry Leaders Association

Caitlin Hayden, formerly vice president, communications, Aerospace Industries Association; now vice president, communications, BAE Systems

Terence Huie, formerly Associate Vice President, Client Relations, DDC Public Affairs; now manager, PAC and Grassroots, National Grocers Association (NGA)

Kristi Kennedy, formerly lobbyist, Subject Matter; now director, legislative and strategic engagement, Ernst & Young

Michael Kennedy, formerly policy adviser, Kennedy Law and Policy; now vice president, government affairs, Institute of Makers of Explosives

Donald McIntosh, formerly chief of staff and chief counsel to the commissioner of U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission; now director, policy, Business Roundtable (BRT)

Spencer Pederson, formerly director, federal affairs, American Chemistry Council; now vice president, federal affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association.

Hun Quach, formerly vice president, international trade, Retail Industry Leaders Association; now senior director, government relations, Under Armour

Sarah Revell, formerly director, communications, Florida Department of State; now assistant vice president, public affairs, American Property Casualty Insurance Association

Katie Sarro, formerly senior director, policy, Council on Competitiveness; now director, policy, Business Roundtable (BRT)

Roberta Wagner, formerly assistant administrator, Office of Policy and Program Development, Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service; now vice president, regulatory and technical affairs, Grocery Manufacturers Association

Lauren Williams, formerly a staff member, House Committee on Education and Labor; now director, government relations, American Bankers Association, and liaison, human resources and safety and logistics professionals groups

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