Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017

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

Who’s Who

Melissa Alvarado, formerly professional staff, House Committee on Homeland Security; now director of government affairs, Delta Air Lines

Michael Ayotte, formerly vice president, state and local government affairs, CVS Health; now senior vice president of pharmacy, transformation and advocacy, National Association of Chain Drug Stores

John Bonsell, formerly staff director, Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate; now senior vice president, government affairs, Science Applications International Corporation [SAIC]

Patrick Brady, formerly director, government relations and policy engagement, Society for Human Resource Management; now senior director, state affairs and advocacy, Retail Industry Leaders Association

Elizabeth Brooks, formerly senior director of federal government affairs, CVS Health; now director of federal government affairs, AstraZeneca

David Broome, formerly senior vice president of government relations, Israel Aerospace Industries; now executive vice president for government relations, Professional Services Council

Robert Butora, formerly health policy adviser, Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-La.); now a director of federal government affairs, CVS Health

Sean Callinicos, formerly senior vice president, government relations and public policy, Cardinal Health; now head of government affairs, Sonova Group

Lauren Cancienne, formerly vice president of external affairs, Prudential; now assistant vice president of government relations, Principal Financial Group

Hugh Carroll, formerly director of government affairs, Sprint; now vice president of government affairs, Fortinet

Christina Carrica-Haley, formerly senior policy adviser in the public law and policy group, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld; now vice president of government affairs for the Americas, Vairan Medical Systems

Jewelyn Cosgrove, formerly director of federal government affairs, Healthcare Distribution Alliance; now vice president of government relations, Melwood

Ryan Dalton, formerly senior director of state affairs, BGR Group; now director of external affairs, Siemens

Dustin Davidson, formerly legislative assistant, Rep. Garret Graves (R-La.); now director of government relations, Waterways Council Inc.

Katarina DeFilippo, formerly legislative assistant, Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.); now manager of legislative affairs, Aerospace Industries Association

Caitlin Demchuk, formerly PAC manager at American College of Cardiology; now federal government relations manager, PAC & grassroots, Walgreens

Billy Easley, formerly senior policy analyst, Americans for Prosperity; now U.S. policy manager, Reddit

Eric Feldman, formerly chief of staff, Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.); now head of federal and international affairs, Airbnb

Jillien Flores, formerly government relations team, Vanguard; now managing director and head of U.S. government affairs, Managed Funds Association

Jack Frye, formerly, coordinator, political advocacy, National Restaurant Association; now manager, congressional relations, National Pork Producers Council

Timothy Graham, formerly legislative counsel Rep. G. K. Butterfield (D-N.C.); now vice president, external affairs and government relations, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Ron Hammond, formerly financial services policy adviser, Rep. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio); now director of government relations, Blockchain Association

Scott Harris, formerly legislative correspondent, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.); now manager of legislative affairs, Aerospace Industries Association

Rebecca Heilig, formerly associate director of business outreach, White House Office of Public Liaison; now vice president of legislation, Federation of American Hospitals

Jason Hill, formerly, director of public policy and government relations, The Permanente Federation; now vice president of government affairs at Stanford Health Care

Cassandra Hoch, formerly general manager, and principal, Kivvit; now senior director for campaigns and state government affairs, CVS

Robert Hoffman, formerly executive director, government relations, Accenture; now head of government affairs, Broadcom

Eric Johnston, formerly director of government relations, The Coca-Cola Co.; now director of federal government affairs, Marriott International Inc.

Cavan Jones, formerly deputy finance director, Cisneros for Congress; now manager of federal government affairs, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Benjamin Kenney, formerly director of external affairs and strategic communications, HHS Covid-19 Joint Information Center; now director of government and public affairs, Coherus BioSciences

Steve Kidera, formerly senior director of communications and public affairs, Computing Technology Industry Association; now communications director, TechNet

Janelle McClure, formerly legislative director, Rep. Colin Allred (D-Texas); now associate director of government affairs, Best Buy

James Murphy, formerly president, Daybreak Strategies; now vice president of government affairs, Locomation

Tim Paynter, formerly vice president of strategic communications, Northrop Grumman; now vice president for external communications, BAE Systems

Molly Ryan, formerly head of government affairs, Otsuka North America; now vice president, government affairs and policy, Global Blood Therapeutics

Cinnamon Rogers, formerly executive vice president for public advocacy, CompTIA; now head of global government affairs, DocuSign

Joseph Rubin, formerly principal, Bockorny Group; now head of public affairs and regulatory policy, OppLoans

Stephanie Sanok Kostro, formerly principal, O’Brien, Gentry & Scott; now executive vice president, Policy, Professional Services Council

Chirag Shah, formerly vice president of government affairs and counsel at the Asian American Hotel Owners Association; now senior vice president of federal affairs, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Sean Smith, formerly communications director, Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-S.C.) now senior manager of public affairs, General Electric Co.

Douglas Stoss, formerly vice president of federal affairs, Humana; now vice president of policy and government affairs, Vir Biotechnology

Sharon Sykes, formerly grassroots manager, National Federation of Independent Business; now director of state and local government affairs for the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions, American Hotel & Lodging Association

Anne Walls, formerly partner, Duberstein Group; now head of strategy and external affairs, Google

C.R. Wooters, formerly partner, FIO360; now director of federal affairs, Uber

 

February Who’s Who

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

Rob Haralson, formerly principal, strategic communications and government relations, Anzu Partners; now senior manager, public policy, Amazon

Stacey Hughes, formerly president and founding partner, The Nickles Group; now, executive vice president, American Hospital Association

Marta Zaniewski formerly at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; now, vice president for state regulatory and legislative affairs, American Institute of CPAs

Garrick Francis, formerly head of federal affairs, northern region, CSX Transportation; now vice president of federal affairs, Alliance for Automotive Innovation

David Bergman, formerly president/CEO, Bergman Strategies; now vice president of government relations, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Ronald “RJ” Karney, Jr., formerly director of congressional relations, American Farm Bureau Federation; now senior director of public policy, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Mitch Relfe, formerly legislative director and counsel, Rep. Bradley Byrne (R-Ala.); now manager of federal government relations, National Federation of Independent Business

Erin Mendelsohn, formerly with the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; now director of federal affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Borden Hoskins formerly legislative assistant, former Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.); now associate vice president for legislative affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association

William Inman, formerly vice president for external relations, Wells Fargo; now chief public affairs officer for communications and advocacy, National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors

Paul Blair, formerly director, strategic initiatives director, Americans for Tax Reform; now vice president of government affairs, Turning Point Brands

Drew Colliatie, formerly director of government relations, AUVSI; now associate director of government relations, Raytheon

Janae Brady, formerly, senior professional staff member for Senate Agriculture Chair Pat Roberts (R-Kan.); now senior director of government affairs, American Seed Trade Association

Andrew Lowenthal, formerly chief of staff, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), now head of global public policy, Managed Funds Association

Steve Neuman, formerly Midwest director for the Biden campaign; now vice president of global government affairs, American Airlines

Kimberly Ross, formerly chief of staff and chief counsel, Rep. Joyce Beatty (D-OH); now senior vice president for federal government relations, American Council of Life Insurers

Amy Perlik Healy, formerly director, state government relations, ACT; now senior director, public affairs, Grubhub

Hannah Smith, formerly senior manager, government relations, Bird; now senior manager, government relations, Grubhub

Brett Swanson, formerly government relations manager, Lime; now senior manager, public affairs, Grubhub

Grant Klinzman, formerly product and safety communications manager, Uber; senior manager, policy communications, Grubhub

Dillon Iwu, formerly senior field representative, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.); now director of government affairs, American Investment Council

Kendall Ridley, formerly senior manager of external communication, CoStar Group; now senior director of communications, Council for Responsible Nutrition

Joe Maloney, formerly partner, Locust Street Group; now vice president of public affairs, Washington Football Team

Brandon Todd, formerly Councilman, Washington D.C. City Council; now director of corporate public policy, Washington Gas

Conor McGrath, formerly senior policy adviser, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); now vice president of federal affairs, Motion Picture Association

Amy Bos, formerly federal technology policy representative, National Association of Realtors; now director of federal government affairs, Internet Association

Brandon Farris, fomerly assistant general counsel for government relations, Arkema; now director of federal government relations Chemours

J.J. Ong, formerly director of federal and international government affairs, Chevron; now vice president for federal government relations and international affairs, Freeport-McMoRan Inc.

Dan Jones, formerly vice president of enterprise policy and government relations, Health Care Service Corporation; now vice president of federal affairs, Alliance of Community Health Plans

Troy Bredenkamp, formerly executive director, Renewable Fuels Nebraska; now senior vice president for government and public affairs, Renewable Fuels Association

Conor McGrath, formerly senior policy advisor, Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.); now vice president, federal affairs, Motion Picture Association

Jacqueline Ortiz Ramsay, formerly at the National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions’; now head of public policy communications, Robinhood

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, formerly chief executive, DevryBV Sustainable Strategies; now chief corporate affairs officer, Grubhub

Alan Hardacre, formerly director, group public affairs, Imperial Brands; now director of public affairs, CropLife Europe

Patrick Velliky, formerly vice president of legislation, Federation of American Hospitals; now vice president of government affairs, Envision Healthcare

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Caryn Seligman
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Membership Manager
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