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Clean Air Act in Peril, Head of New Group Says

Ex-Aide of Voinovich Part of New Shop

Ted Hollingsworth, former chief of staff to Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-Ohio), has left the Hill to be one of the founders of the Compass Consulting Group.

The government relations shop, which will focus on federal issues, is affiliated with Voinovich, Needles & Dalton, an Ohio-based shop that focuses on state government and business development. The Voinovich in the name is George F. Voinovich, son of the senator.

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Joining Hollingsworth as principals at Compass are Tom Needles and Michael Munz.

Manufacturers Group Hires New Lobbyists

The National Association of Manufacturers has brought on two new lobbyists: Jim Neill, who was director of convention committees for the Republican National Convention, did a stint at MWW Group Strategic Communications Counsel and worked for Sen. Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) when Frist headed the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and Bryan Brendle, most recently director of government relations-environmental policy at Baise & Miller. Neill is director of government affairs, while Brendle is director for air-quality issues.

Tommy Barletta, press secretary and legislative assistant to then-Rep. Calvin M. Dooley (D-Calif.), has joined the Fratelli Group, a public relations shop.

Richard Pollock, vice president of communications for the libertarian Cato Institute, has formed Next Generation Advertising, a company that will specialize in work for public affairs advocacy.

Donna J. Dean, a former official at the National Institutes of Health, has joined the government relations shop of Lewis-Burke Associates as senior science adviser.

George R. Goodno, who worked at the Democratic National Committee and the Fratelli Group, has joined the Foundation for Biomedical Research as communications director.

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