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A Dunn Deal on Lobbying

Before signing on to trade association work, Gerard was a founding partner and head of the McClure, Gerard & Neuenschwander lobby shop and was a Hill veteran.

Democrats Take New Jobs

Maria Cardona, formerly senior vice president of the New Democrat Network and communications director of the Democratic National Committee, has signed on with the Dewey Square Group public affairs shop.


Friday's Question:
It was not until the early 20th century that the Senate enacted rules allowing members to end filibusters and unlimited debate. How many votes were required to invoke cloture when the Senate first adopted the rule in 1917?
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Speaking of Democrats . . . Lane M. Luskey, who served as deputy national finance director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has joined the Loeffler Group as a partner. A Texas native, he earlier worked in the campaigns of former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk and former House member Martin Frost (Tex.). The Loeffler in the Loeffler Group lobby shop is former Republican House member Tom Loeffler, also a Texan.

For the Record

Chelsea Maxwell has moved from the Nature Conservancy to the National Wildlife Federation, where she is the new legislative director and the enviro group's chief lobbyist. Earlier, she worked for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and, before that, for Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine).

Steven Y. Winnick, deputy general counsel at the Department of Education, will be joining Holland & Knight as senior counsel April 11.

David Heil, a Hill veteran who served a stint as chief of staff for Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham (R-Calif.), is signing on with McKenna Long & Aldridge as a senior adviser in the law firm's government affairs practice.

Sandra Marquardt, formerly coordinator of the Organic Trade Association Fiber Council, has joined M&R Strategic Services as a senior consultant. Capitalizing on her experience, Marquardt will launch a new division, M&R Organics, to focus on PR, policy assistance and such for the organic food and fiber industry.

Adam Chrisney, most recently a lobbyist at B&D Sagamore and earlier legislative director for then-House member Greg Ganske (R-Iowa), has moved to Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville as senior legislative director.

Peter M. Robinson moves up from senior vice president and chief operating officer to chief executive of the United States Council for International Business. Effective April 15, he will succeed Thomas M.T. Niles, who is retiring.


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