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While the firm has had a solid higher-education practice for about 10 years, K-12 is a growth area because of No Child Left Behind and education disability issues, said David R. Zook , B&D Consulting's chief executive. "There's a lot of change going on," he said.

B&D Consulting's education specialists also include former congressman William F. Goodling (R-Pa.), who chaired the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. Clients include the Knowledge University, a private company involved in early education; Purdue University; and Indiana State University.

DHS Bigwig Moves to Private Sector

The revolving door is spinning at the Department of Homeland Security this week, and will be stopping at the law firm of Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds .

Cresencio "Cris" Arcos , DHS assistant secretary for international affairs, is leaving the department Friday and starting Tuesday at Preston Gates as a counselor for government affairs. Government ethics rules will limit his lobbying capabilities for the next year.

Before joining the DHS in 2003, Arcos was managing director of international public affairs for Latin America and Canada at AT&T Corp. Earlier, he was a career foreign service officer whose postings included a stint as U.S. ambassador to Honduras. He retired in 1995 after 25 years.

Asked why he was leaving government, Arcos said: "It was about time."

At Preston Gates, he'll be working with Steve McCain , director of the defense and homeland security practice; Michael J. O'Neil , a former general counsel of the CIA; and former senator Slade Gorton (R-Wash.).

Here and There

Also moving about town . . . Thomas B. Chapman is leaving Southwest Airlines, where he has been legislative counsel, for US Airways, where he will be vice president for congressional and federal affairs, effective Monday. He succeeds Rosemary G. Murray , who retired after 17 years.

Jeffrey Miller , former senior vice president for government and industry affairs for ACC Capital Holdings Corp., has joined McKenna Long & Aldridge as a managing director. Miller had worked for Rep. Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) and was chief financial officer of the California Republican Party. ACC Capital Holdings is the parent company of Ameriquest Mortgage Services.

Brooke McNally , former press secretary for Rep. John F. Tierney (D-Mass.), has joined Hoopes Strategies as a communications and political strategist.

Teresa D. Schofield , previously public affairs counsel at the Mortgage Bankers Association and a veteran of the Office of Legislative Affairs in the Clinton White House, has joined the Herald Group , a public affairs firm. She also was an aide to Rep. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.).


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