Who’s Who… Where

21 Mar, 2017



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

Arielle Beer, formerly communications manager, policy and advocacy, Zero to Three; now lead specialist, public affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges 

Cheryl Bruner, formerly executive, federal market support, IBM; now director, public policy, Red Hat 

Dave Cetola, formerly director, government affairs and regulatory policy, Johnson Matthey; now vice president, government relations, Solvay 

Andy Dhokai, formerly senior director, government relations at the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance; now vice president, national government affairs, Global Medical Response 

Michael Hacker, formerly senior advisor, Office of Representative Jim Clyburn; now director, U.S. public policy, TikTok 

Daniel Harder, formerly lobbyist, Allergan; now director, U.S. government affairs, EMD Serono 

Bethany Hoff, formerly manager, PAC, BAE Systems; now director, government relations, USAA 

Maxwell Isaacoff, formerly manager, government affairs and policy, National Rural Health Association; now manager, federal government relations, Washington, Anthem, Inc. 

Abby Jagoda, formerly director, public policy and best practices, International Council of Shopping Centers; now vice president, government affairs, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield  

Moyer McCoy, formerly senior legislative assistant and clerk, Democratic Members of House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight; now manager, external affairs, Philip Morris International Inc.  

Joan O’Hara, formerly director, government relations policy, Booz Allen Hamilton; now senior director, public policy, XR Association 

Tina Pelkey, formerly press secretary, Federal Communications Commission; now senior manager, government communications, Blue Origin 

Jim Perry, senior vice president and managing director, Latin America Region; now senior vice president and director, global affairs, Brown-Forman Corporation 

Claire Richer, formerly legislative aide, Office of Senator Ed Markey; now director, federal affairs, American Wind Energy Association 

Michael Robbins, remaining COO, Moak Group; now executive vice president, advocacy and government affairs, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International 

Greg Rogers, formerly director, government affairs and mobility innovation, Securing America’s Future Energy; now manager, public policy, Nuro 

Eric Rust, formerly director, Center for Capital Markets CompetitivenessU.S. Chamber of Commerce; now vice president, government affairs, Bank Policy Institute 

David Sanders, formerly director, federal government affairs, DaVita; now executive director, government affairs, Coherus BioSciences 

Leah Shimp Vass, formerly associate director, government relations, International Franchise Association; now director, grassroots and political affairs, American Land Title Association 

Arthur D. Sidney, formerly chief of staff, Office of Representative Hank Johnson, United States House of Representatives; now vice president, public policy, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) 

Dan Turton, formerly senior adviser, House Rules Committee; now senior vice president, global government affairs, Tyson Foods 

Patrice Webb, formerly vice president, social commitment, American Beverage Association; now senior vice president, public affairs, Election Systems & Software (ES&S) 

Robert Zirkelbach, formerly executive vice president, public affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; now global head, issues and advocacy, ExxonMobil 


June Who’s Who

David Bell, formerly director, government relations, American Traffic Safety Services Association; now director, legislative affairs, National Association of Automobile Dealers

Holly Campbell, formerly deputy vice president, public affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; now head, U.S. external communications, Takeda

Jamie Favazza, formerly senior manager, communications, Pinterest; now director, communications and public policy, TikTok

Nate Hurst, formerly chief officer, sustainability and social impact, HP; now head, corporate responsibility, philanthropy, community relations and sustainability, Wells Fargo

Max Isaacoff, formerly lobbyist, National Rural Health Association; now in-house lobbyist, Anthem

Chris Massey, formerly senior vice president, government relations and public affairs, Hims; now head, global development and public affairs, Chime

Philippe Maze-Sencier, formerly senior director, McLarty Inbound LLC; now chair, global public affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. [H+K]

Nicholas Montella, formerly director, Japan, Korea & APEC policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; now director, government relations, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.

Sarah Nordstrom, formerly lobbyist, Novo Nordisk; now associate director, federal government relations, Boehringer Ingelheim

Heidi Obermeyer, formerly manager, communications and policy, CTIA – The Wireless Association, now manager, policy, BSA | The Software Alliance

Kelli Parsons, formerly senior vice president and COO, United Technologies; now chair, global public affairs, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Inc. [H+K]

Aparna Patrie, formerly counsel, Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Judiciary Committee; now manager, public policy, Facebook

Mitch Rose formerly top lobbyist, Comcast; now executive vice president, federal government affairs, and head, Washington office, Comcast;

Alexander Saylor, formerly policy analyst, Connecticut General Assembly; now associate director, government affairs and public policy team, Boehringer Ingelheim

Joshua Shields, formerly chief of staff, Governor Kristi Noem (SD); now senior vice president, government affairs and communications, POET

Noah Theran, formerly senior vice president, global public affairs and communications, Internet Association; now executive vice president and managing director, global communications, Managed Funds Association

James Thomas Jr., formerly deputy assistant secretary of defense, Senate affairs, Pentagon; now director, government affairs, Leidos

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