Posts Tagged ‘APCO Worldwide’

Industry Moves and Changes

Monday, September 13th, 2010 by Vbhotla

Melissa Crow, former acting deputy assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, is the new director of the American Immigration Council’s Legal Action Center.

Galen Reser, the chief lobbyist for PepsiCo in their DC office, will be replaced by Elizabeth Avery, Pepsi’s current VP of global public policy and government affairs. Reser was a part of Pepsi’s D.C. operations for over 19 years.

Jay B. Perron has been named government programs executive for IBM. Jay previously served as Washington political director for Representative Roy Blunt (R-Mo.). Previously he worked for Valente and Associates, and most recently consulted for political affairs firm PRIsm Information Network.

Jim Eltringham has been named vice president of The Advocacy Group Inc.

Francesca Tedesco has left Pfizer to be vice president of APCO Worldwide’s health care team in Washington

Lobbying Moves and Changes, Round 3

Monday, July 12th, 2010 by Vbhotla

Mark Clack is a new senior vice president at Cassidy & Associates. He was a senior adviser assisting foreign countries with U.S. relations at KRL International.

Gordon Johndroe, former deputy White House press secretary  has joined APCO Worldwide as a vice president of government relations in Washington.

Marne Levine, former White House economic adviser, was hired by Facebook to be its new vice president of global public policy. Tim Sparapani will remain as director of Facebook’s DC office in charge of outreach to Congress and the federal government.

Singleton McAllister, Weldon Rougeau and Ronald Thomas II have joined Blank Rome’s government relations group as well as its subsidiary, Blank Rome Government Relations. The trio joins from LeClairRyan.

Jim Ray has been hired as a senior adviser at Venn Strategies LLC.

James P. Moore Jr. has been hired as a senior counselor at APCO Worldwide, where he will also be a member of the company’s international advisory council.

Lobbying Moves and Changes

Monday, July 12th, 2010 by Vbhotla

Matthew Berger has been appointed vice president of tax for the National Multi Housing Council. He had been economist and press secretary for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Timothy Cost is the new global chairman of health care and executive vice president of APCO Worldwide. Most recently, he had been senior vice president of corporate affairs for Wyeth, a global health care company.

Mary Langowski is now with the health care group at DLA Piper. Langowski was formerly a senior public policy adviser at Alston & Bird.

Stephanie Lundberg has joined Burson-Marsteller as manager of its issues and crisis group. Lundberg was House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer’s (D-Md.) former press secretary.

Jason Meath is now president of advocacy and advertising for Xenophon Strategies. Meath spent the past eight years with the Stevens & Schriefer Group.

Chelsie Redalen has been promoted to director of government relations for the National Pork Producers Council. Redalen was deputy director of government relations.

Brian Vanderbloemen is now vice president of federal public affairs at McGuire Woods Consulting.