Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017


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

Tori Barnes, formerly executive director of federal affairs, General Motors; now senior vice president of government relations, U.S. Travel Association

Blaire Bartlett, formerly deputy chief of staff, Rep. Daniel Donovan, Jr. (R-N.Y.); now director of government affairs, Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers

Joe Fawkner, formerly head of strategic services, FiscalNote; now chief strategy officer, TATE Global

Cedric Grant, formerly chief of staff, Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.); now director of government affairs, H&R Block

John Hasselmann, formerly vice president for government relations, IPC – Association Connecting Electronics Industries; now managing director for government relations and engineering education, American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Thomas Leonardi, formerly senior advisor, Evercore Partners, Inc.; now executive vice president of government affairs, public policy and communications, American International Group, Inc.

Gail MacKinnon, formerly executive vice president and chief government relations officer, Time Warner Cable; now executive vice president for government affairs, Motion Picture Association of America

Christopher May, formerly director of government affairs, Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario; now managing director, CFA Societies Canada

Brett Michelin, formerly chief of staff and policy advisor, California State Senate; now director of state government affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines’ (AAM)

John Monsif, formerly vice president of government relations, First Focus; now director of U.S. government relations, Washington DC office, McDonald’s

Jennifer Myers, former head of policy communications, National Corn Growers Association; now senior director of communications, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Katie Oppenheim, formerly executive director of U.S. policy and government relations, Merck & Co. Inc.; now vice president and head of federal government relations, Sanofi

Lisa Osborne Ross, formerly managing director, Washington D.C. office, APCO Worldwide; now president, Washington D.C. office, Edelman

David J. Pugach, formerly vice president of federal relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network; now senior vice president of public policy, American Osteopathic Association

Claudia Salinas, formerly senior special assistant, PAC and federal government relations, USAA; now political affairs director, Financial Services Institute

Lisa Samp, formerly senior fellow for international security, Center for Strategic and International Studies; now vice president for international policy, JPMorgan Chase

Justin Sykes, formerly federal affairs manager, Americans for Tax Reform; now manager of government affairs, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers

Rob Thomas II, formerly acting assistant secretary, office of information and technology and chief information officer, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs; now vice president for strategic accounts and government relations, Leidos

Ashlie Van Meter, formerly director of regulatory affairs, Quest Diagnostics; now senior director of state government affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines’ (AAM)

Lauren Wilk, formerly director of trade policy, National Association of Manufacturers; now vice president of policy & international trade, Aluminum Association


October Who’s Who

Mark Baker, formerly director of global trade and regulatory affairs, Diageo; now vice president of public policy and government affairs, Warner Music Group Corporation

Brett Bolton, formerly principal associate, National League of Cities; now federal legislative and regulatory policy, Bond Dealers of America

Jodi Hanson Bond, formerly senior vice president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; now senior vice president of global government and industry affairs, Chubb Limited

Caitlin Brosseau, formerly government relations team, eBay; now director of public policy and government relations, Pandora

Erin Brown, formerly media relations specialist, Siemens; now communications manager, Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative

Will Carty, formerly policy adviser, Twitter; now vice president for public policy, Network Advertising Initiative

Andrew Clark, formerly as senior assistant press secretary, White House; now manager of digital communications, National Association of Manufacturers

Casey Clark, formerly managing director of strategic communications, FTI Consulting; now vice president strategic communications, American Gaming Association

Anya Coverman, formerly deputy director of policy and government affairs and associate general counsel, North American Securities Administrators Association; now director of government affairs and general counsel, Investment Program Association

Brendan Desetti, formerly director of education policy, Software & Information Industry Association; now senior government relations and public affairs manager, D2L

Monique Dorsainvil, formerly deputy chief of staff to Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser during the Obama administration; now public policy manager for external affairs, Facebook

Paul Dorsey, formerly legislative aide for Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.); now manager of legislative affairs, National Automobile Dealers Association

Rob Engstrom, formerly senior vice president of national policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; now chief of political strategies, American Bankers Association

Ed Gilroy, formerly director of workforce policy for the House Education Committee; now senior vice president of legislative affairs, American Trucking Associations

John Himle, formerly founder and CEO of Himle Rapp & Company (now Rapp Strategies); now executive vice president and senior counsel, Padilla

Brian Larkin, formerly policy adviser on digital services and cloud computing, Commerce Department; now director of cloud policy, Internet Association

Jay Lim, formerly worked for worked for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine); now vice president of legislative affairs, American Trucking Associations

Guido Lobrano, formerly deputy director for legal affairs and internal market, BusinessEurope; now senior director of global policy, ITI

Beth Ludwick, formerly senior account supervisor, Crosby-Volmer; now vice president of communications and marketing, Consumer Specialty Products Association

Chris Netram, formerly vice president for tax and domestic economic policy, Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-Fla.); now vice president of tax and domestic economic policy, National Association of Manufacturers

Ashli Palmer, formerly policy director, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.); now director of federal government affairs, CVS Health

Josh Pitcock, formerly chief of staff, Vice President Mike Pence; now vice president of government affairs, Oracle

Kelly Pollitt, formerly chief strategist for policy and alliances, National Association of Elementary School Principals; now chief advocacy officer, National School Boards Association

Robin Roberts, formerly senior director of media relations, National Retail Foundation; now director of public affairs, National Head Start Association

Erik Rosedahl, formerly vice president of issue advocacy and political action, National Association of Manufacturers; now head of alliances and stakeholder impact, Phone2Action

Taylor Sholler, formerly manager of public policy, SEMI; now senior manager of government affairs, Applied Materials

Josh Shiode, formerly senior government relations officer, American Association for the Advancement of Science; now government affairs director, Semiconductor Industry Association

Michael Short, formerly senior assistant press secretary, Executive Office of the President at the White House; now senior director of strategic communications, National Association of Manufacturers

Erica Stanley, formerly principal, National Partnership for Women & Families; now senior director, Bully Pulpit Interactive

Sharon West, formerly director of economic and regulatory affairs, College of American Pathologists; now vice president of legal and regulatory affairs, American Clinical Laboratory Association

Erin Zumbrun, formerly government affairs and policy manager, National Rural Health Association; now manager of policy and advocacy communications, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Caryn Seligman
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