Blue Engine Adds Press Firepower | Downtown Moves

Communications shop Blue Engine Message & Media has added two press handlers to the mix, adding some congressional and White House experience to the team. Tiffany Edwards, most recently press secretary for Democrats on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, is joining Blue Engine's strategic communications practice. Her boss on the committee, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., announced last month he would be retiring after 20 terms. Miller hired her in 2011 from the Energy Department, where she was deputy press secretary. “Her professionalism, strategic thinking, and experience on and off the Hill will ensure that critical issues important to our practice are communicated effectively and receive the public attention they deserve,” Blue Engine Founder Erik Smith said in a release announcing the hire. The firm also announced that it had hired TJ Adams-Falconer, who most recently was an intern in the Obama White House. Adams-Falconer also has executive branch experience at the state level all the way across the country in California, where he worked in the communications shop of Golden State Gov. Jerry Brown.