Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017



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

December Who’s Who

Max Behlke, formerly director, state public policy, Consumer Electronics; now director, state government affairs, Electronic Transactions Association 

Laricke Blanchard, assistant vice president, federal government relations, Principal Financial Group; now vice president, federal government relations, USAA 

Tyrone Bland, formerly vice president, state and local government relations, Herbalife; now head, government affairs, Creative Artists Agency  

Faith Cristol, formerly senior vice president, government affairs, Signify Health; now vice president, government relations, Owens & Minor 

Daniel Cruise, formerly chief public affairs officer, JUUL Labs; now senior advisor, Tikehau Capital 

Heather Cutler, formerly director, political compliance, Express Scripts; now senior manager, political affairs & member engagement, American Academy of Family Physicians 

Debra DeShong, formerly senior vice president, global corporate communications and industry affairs, MGM Resorts International; now executive vice president, public affairs, PhRMA  

Mattie Duppler, formerly senior fellow, fiscal policy, National Taxpayers Union; now manager, public policy, Amazon 

Tim Ehlert, formerly senior director, government relations, Inspire Brands; now manger, public policy, Midwest, Amazon 

Belinda Garza Hartwig, formerly vice president, economic development, San Antonio Chamber of Commerce; now director, federal affairs, Instacart 

Kimberly Harriman, formerly senior vice president, public and regulatory affairs, New York Power Authority; now vice president, state government & public affairs, AVANGRID 

Bob Hume, formerly director of public affairs, Tunheim; now vice president of policy, Minnesota Hospital Association 

Samuel Kieffer, formerly chief administrative officer,  Pennsylvania Farm Bureau; now vice president, public affairs, American Farm Bureau Federation 

Susan Lagana, formerly managing director, public affairs, Burson, Cohn & Wolfe; now partner, Brunswick Group 

John Lepore, formerly general counsel, policy and advocacy, MasterCard; now senior vice president, government engagement, Moderna 

Chasseny Lewis, formerly senior adviser for congressional affairs, 2020 Democratic National Convention; now director of U.S. public policy, Credit Suisse 

Rich Lopez, formerly director, federal and administration affairs, General Motors; now senior vice president at Forbes Tate Partners LLC 

Stephanie Marrs, formerly manager, social media, National Federation of Independent Business; now director, public affairs, Targeted Victory  

Christina Martin, formerly consultant, Rosehill Strategic; now senior vice president for communications and public affairs, The Internet Association 

Don May, formerly executive vice president, payment and health care delivery policy, AdvaMed; now senior vice president, policy, The Federation of American Hospitals 

Amy Murphy, formerly director of federal government affairs, The Internet Association; now manager, public policy, privacy and intermediary liability protections, Twitter  

Ben Nicholson, formerly Vice President, Global Government Relations, Honeywell International; now, Vice President Washington Operations, CAE 

Christina Perez, formerly manager, government affairs & political engagement, Outdoor Industry Association; now manager, political and government relations, CRE Finance Council 

Angel Riley, formerly ethics officer, Lockheed Martin; now PAC director, Leidos  

Rishika Satyarthi, formerly PAC manager and legislative specialist, Bechtel; now government affairs specialist, Gap Inc. 

Marc Scarduffa, formerly vice president of government relations and public affairs, Pfizer; now founder and principal, A-VAN-TI, Forward Thinking Government Relations & Public Affairs, Inc. 

Lizzy Simmons, formerly vice president, government relations and workforce development, National Retail Federation; now manager, public policy, Amazon 

Amy Smith, formerly senior director, international operations and policy, The Boeing Company; now deputy, government affairs and vice president, congressional affairs, Leidos  

Cris Turner, formerly vice president and head of office, Americas government affairs, Dell Technologies; now vice president and head of global government and public affairs, Micron Technology 

Puneet Verma, formerly manager, federal government affairs, Chevron Corporation; now vice president, federal government affairs, AVANGRID, Inc 

Richard Verma, formerly vice chairman and partner, The Asia Group; now executive vice president, global public policy and regulatory affairs, Mastercard 

Jeffrey Zubricki, formerly director, global public policy, Walmart; now head, U.S. government relations, Etsy

November Who’s Who

Rebekah Armstrong, formerly deputy assistant secretary, legislation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; now vice president, federal affairs, America’s Health Insurance Plans 

Christopher Badgley, formerly executive director/CEO, The Association of Dental Support Organization; now senior director, head of government and policy, Eisai 

Jonathan “Jon” Burks, formerly partners, Brunswick Group; now vice president, global public policy, Walmart 

Annie Chavez, formerly senior officer, government affairs, National Laboratories; now senior director, federal government affairs, The Entertainment Software Association 

Chanta Combs, formerly senior director, state government affairs, Aetna; now vice president, government relations, The MENTOR Network 

Joe DeVooght, formerly deputy chief of staff, Office of U.S. Representative Pete Visclosky (D-IN); now director, government relationsWashington, DC Office, Honeywell International Inc. 

Karen Elliott, formerly senior director, global public relations and strategic communications, ADTRAN; now vice president, communications and public affairs, The Entertainment Software Association 

Wifredo “Wifi” Fernandez, formerly legal fellow, Cyber Civil Rights Initiative; now public policy manager, federal & state outreach, Twitter 

Mike Flynn, formerly senior counsel, Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs; now counsel and senior director, government affairs, Information Technology Industry Council 

Grant Gardner, formerly senior advisor, policy and engagement, office of business liaison, Department of Commerce; now director, government relations, AMD 

 Daniel Grattan, formerly associate vice president, legislative & political affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association; now senior vice presidentfederal government affairs, Regions Bank  

Ashley Hayes, formerly senior director, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; now senior director, federal relations, Sanofi  

Paul Jones, formerly U.S. ambassador, Pakistan; now vice president, international government relations, Raytheon Technologies  

Chuck Moran, formerly senior vice president, public affairs and communications, TC Energy; now vice president, corporate communications, Phillips 66 

Amy Murphy, formerly director, federal government affairs, Internet Association; now manager, public policy, Twitter 

Melissa Newman, formerly senior legal counsel and vice president, external affairs, Transit Wireless; now vice president, government affairs, The Telecommunications Industry Association 

Todd O’Boyle, formerly director, government relations and transportation/data partnerships, Lime; now senior manager, public policy, Twitter 

Nichole Francis Reynolds, formerly vice president, government and public affairs, Interstate Natural Gas Association of America; now vice president, global government relations, ServiceNow, Inc. 

Tara Ryan, formerly vice president, state government affairs, Association for Accessible Medicines; now vice president, state government affairs, The Entertainment Software Association 

Tom Santos, formerly department vice president, research, American Property Casualty Insurance Association; now assistant vice president, federal affairs, Zurich 

David Thomas, formerly firm member, Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A.now senior counsel, global policy and international trade, The Entertainment Software Association 

Dave Urban, formerly president, American Continental Group (ACG); now executive vice president, corporate affairs, North America, ByteDance 

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