Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017



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

Sarah Aillon, formerly program administrator, Conference of State Bank Supervisors; now director of digital media and communications, Federation of American Hospitals

Atashi Mukherjee Bell, formerly director, scientific & regulatory affairs, agriculture & environment, Biotechnology Innovation Organization; now senior director, global government relations, performance materials, Honeywell International Inc.

Hassan Christian, formerly regional mobilization manager, American Petroleum Institute; now government relations manager, Cummins Inc.

Melissa Ramirez Cooper, formerly director, communication, Illinois Network of Charter Schools; now director, public relations and communications, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

Scott Cooper, formerly agent, Charles F. Bolden Group; now vice president for strategic advocacy, Peraton

Matt David, formerly chief external affairs officer, JUUL Labs; now chief communications officer, Crypto.com

Liz Demorest, formerly PAC fundraising manager, National Association of REALTORS; now PAC & grassroots advocacy manager, American College of Emergency Physicians

Joe DeVooght, formerly senior director for government relations, Honeywell; now vice president for federal congressional affairs, Peraton

Meghan DiMuzio, formerly senior vice president of public affairs, Forbes Tate Partners; now senior director of corporate reputation, Anheuser-Busch

Carrie Melvin Domnitch, formerly vice president, federal relations, American Petroleum Institute; now upstream manager of federal government affairs, Chevron

Elisabeth Drabkin, formerly manager, government affairs & VPAC, SAIC; director, Peraton PAC, Peraton

Ethan Easterwood, formerly PAC manager, Northrup Grumman; now PAC & government relations manager, Blue Origin

Roberta Elias, formerly director for policy and government affairs, World Wildlife Fund; now vice president of strategic advocacy and initiatives, American Beverage Association

Denise Fleming, formerly legislative director, Rep. Cindy Axne (D-Iowa); now senior director of legislative affairs, WorkMoney

Matt Foley, formerly senior director, legislative affairs, American Frozen Foods Institute; now senior manager, government relations, Niagara Bottling

Elisabeth Fox, formerly legislative assistant, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.); now director of federal government relations, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

John E. Frank, formerly vice president, United Nations affairs, Microsoft Corporation; now chief public affairs officer, Illumina, Inc.

Matthew M. “Matt” Furman, formerly chief communications and public affairs officer, Best Buy; now vice president, public and government affairs, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Josie Gibbens, formerly, senior public policy specialist, Akin; now political compliance manager, PwC

Julie Henson, formerly associate, PAC and political affairs, SIFMA; now manager, government relations, Emerson

John O. Hudson, III, formerly executive vice president and chief external affairs officer, Nicor Gas; now senior vice president, federal policy, regulatory and government affairs, Entergy

Paul C. “Church” Hutton IV, formerly vice president, government affairs, Volansi; now vice president, government relations, Mercury Systems, Inc.

JR Kane, formerly legislative assistant, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.); now government and civic relations program manager, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Jeffrey M. “Jeff” Last, formerly healthcare legislative assistant, US Senator John Cornyn; now director, federal government affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company [BMS]

Nick Lisowski, formerly health policy adviser, Rep. Buddy Carter (R-Ga.); now director of federal advocacy, The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America

Loni Mahanta, formerly vice president of government relations and public policy, Zillow; now vice president of policy and government affairs, OpenSea

Jonathan Martinez, formerly legislative director, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.); now director of federal government affairs, GSK

Nicole Nason, formerly chief safety officer and head of external affairs, Cavnue; now vice president of federal affairs for commercial aviation, sustainability and corporate policy, The Boeing Co.

Annie Palisi, formerly co-chair of the appropriations, defense, and homeland security practice group, Invariant; now head of federal affairs, GoPuff

Annemarie Pender, formerly vice president of communications, Autos Drive America; now assistant vice president for marketing and communications, National Pork Producers Council

Reid Porter, formerly manager, communications, American Petroleum Institute; now senior manager, state relations, PhRMA

Hailey Ray, formerly director of political affairs, Auto Care Association; now U.S. PAC and advocacy manager, GSK Consumer Healthcare

Stefanie Reeves, formerly executive director, Maryland Psychological Association; now deputy chief of public policy and engagement, American Psychological Association

Aaron Rifkind, formerly specialist, Consumer Technology Association; now assistant vice president/information security consultant, Bank of America

Jeremy Wilson-Simerman, formerly military legislative assistant, Rep. Ron Barber (D-Arizona); now manager, U.S. federal government relations, McDonald’s Corporation

Christopher Smith, formerly senior vice president for policy, government and public affairs, Cheniere Energy; now chief government affairs officer, Ford

Lisa A. (Midyett) Steelman, formerly principal consultant, Lisa Steelman Enterprises, Inc; now national executive director, state strategies and growth, Aetna Medicaid, Aetna Inc.

Katie Tomarchio, formerly senior manager of political programs, American Gas Association; now senior manager of public policy, ChargePoint

March Who’s Who

Armando Avila, formerly senior professional staff, energy & natural resources committee (majority), U.S. Senate; now senior director, global government affairs and sustainable technology solutions, Honeywell

Andres Castrillon, formerly senior manager, federal government affairs, Stellantis N.V.; now director, government affairs, Qualcomm Incorporated

Caitlin Conant, formerly political director, CBS News; now vice president of policy communications, Disney

Aaron Joel Davis, formerly staff director, subcommittee on economic development, public buildings and emergency management, committee on transportation and infrastructure, United States House of Representatives; now vice president, federal relations, International Code Council [ICC]

Alexis DeJarnette, formerly communications director, Senate Commerce Republicans; now public affairs officer, Axiom Space

Josh Denney, formerly head of federal government affairs, BBVA USA; now director and head of government relations, Western Alliance Bank

Madeline Dyer, formerly senior manager, global business operations & communications, Visa; now director of government affairs, Crypto.com

Deirdre Downey Fruh, formerly policy adviser, Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.); now director of content and engagement, Crypto.com

Hallie Fuchs, formerly marketing manager, The United Group; now manager for public affairs, National Wooden Pallet and Container Association

Margaret M. “Maggie” Gage, formerly head, U.S. government relations, MetLife, Inc.; head, public policy, OneMain Holdings, Inc.

Michael Gruber, formerly vice president of public policy, Consumer Brands Association; now senior vice president of government relations and public policy, Household & Commercial Products Association

Kevin Harris, formerly deputy vice president, health equity, advocacy and strategic alliances, PhRMA; now senior director of public affairs, Crypto.com

Sarah Heckman, formerly NEMPAC & grassroots advocacy manager, American College of Emergency Physicians; now senior manager, political affairs and advocacy, American Gastroenterological Association

John Hemling, formerly head of government affairs, Broadcom Inc.; now chief government affairs officer, Investment Company Institute

Kate Hudson, formerly senior counsel, U.S. Government Accountability Office; now associate vice president & counsel, Association of American Universities

Justin Hyer, formerly senior vice president of government relations, Silicon Valley Leadership Group; now director, state & local government affairs, Shipt

Seth Levey, formerly director of government relations and public affairs, Equinor; now head of public policy and sustainability, thredUP

Chasseny Lewis, formerly chief of staff, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.); now director of federal affairs, Shipt

Ellen Locke, formerly PAC manager, Nationwide; now director, U.S. government relations, MetLife

David London, formerly head of U.S. east & Canada government relations, DoorDash; now head of state & local public policy, Coinbase

Sam Mahler, formerly senior associate, KPMG US; now director of government and industry relations, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta

Pete McAleer, formerly national security advisor, Office of Senator Joni K. Ernst, United States Senate; now senior counselor, government affairs, defense programs, Bombardier Inc.

Edward McGlone, formerly deputy assistant secretary for congressional affairs, U.S. Department of Transportation; now North America government affairs director, Einride

Bruce F. “Fez” Miller II, formerly president, Article One Consulting LLC; now director, federal affairs, Kyndryl Holdings, Inc.

Ed Mortimer, formerly vice president, transportation infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; now vice president government affairs, NextNav

Rina Pal-Goetzen, formerly general counsel, 3D printed microTEC; now director of global policy, Semiconductor Industry Association

Spencer Pederson, formerly vice president, federal affairs, Consumer Brands Association; now vice president of public affairs, National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Tera Proby, formerly government affairs associate, Ohio State University; now advocacy manager, Americans for the Arts

Frank Purcell, formerly president, Cardinal Waypoint LLC; now head of government affairs, Indivior

Chris Rinkus, formerly deputy assistant secretary, Education Department; now senior manager, government affairs, GoGuardian

Jodi Seth, formerly head of policy comms, Amazon; now head of corporate and policy comms, Lyft

Amanda Slater, formerly principal, Rich Feuer Anderson; now senior vice president of public policy and head of U.S. federal affairs, Mastercard

Annie Starke, formerly associate and policy adviser, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck; now senior director of federal affairs, Beer Institute

Casey C. Street, formerly director, government relations, Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.; now vice president, government affairs, AECOM

Wendy Parker Sussman, formerly vice president and head of U.S. health care government and public affairs, EMD Serono; now head of pharmaceuticals for U.S. federal affairs, Johnson & Johnson

Brook Taylor, formerly manager, mobility data products and urban mobility solutions, Mercedes-Benz; now vice president for government relations and strategic partnerships, VinFast

Margarita Valdez, formerly assistant director of congressional relations, American Society for Radiation Oncology; now director of policy and advocacy, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy

Harrison Wadsworth IV, formerly senior director, government affairs and head, digital and transportation policy, Siemens Corporation; now vice president, government affairs, AECOM

Brian Weiss, formerly vice president, communications and media affairs, United States Telecom Association; now vice president, communications, Alliance for Automotive Innovation

Amber Yanez, formerly manager of PAC and grassroots engagement, Transamerica; now PAC manager, The Home Depot

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