K Street Moves. Siemens has a new chief lobbyist: Kathleen Ambrose, who had led the D.C. office of mining company Rio Tinto, will take over at Siemens as a senior vice president on April 6. She replaces Greg Ward, who recently left to head up United Technologies D.C. office. Meanwhile, UT lobbyist Darby Becker, who handled aviation issues for the company, is moving to General Electric, where she will handle the aviation portfolio there. In addition, a restructuring at UT subsidiary Hamilton Sundstrand eliminated the job of its D.C. lobbyist, Jeff Faszcza.
The Alexandria, Va., law firm of Obadal, Filler, MacLeod & Klein has added Daniel Fisher as legislative director. Fisher spent the past four years as counsel to Senate Judiciary ranking member Arlen Specter (R-Pa.). In his new role, Fisher will serve primarily as director of government affairs and associate counsel to firm client, the Associated Equipment Distributors, an Illinois-based international trade association.
Washington-based Policy Impact Communications is expanding west beginning today, with the addition of Mitchell Menlove as vice president. Menlove will head the firms operations in Phoenix, the same city where he has spent the past four years as director of government affairs for Greenberg Traurig.
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.