Gloria Dittus’ Story Partners has added four staffers including Anne Brady, formerly deputy chief of staff to then-Rep. Mark Schauer (D-Mich.), who joins as vice president, and Director Mollie O’Dell, most recently with North Bridge Communications. Mary Elizabeth Margolis also came aboard as an associate from Runyan Public Affairs, while Steven Place, a recent grad of Catholic University, is the shop’s new executive assistant.
• Courtney Lamie, most recently communications director for then-Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), has signed on with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s team. The group lobbies for electric utilities co-ops on a variety of energy, environmental and fiscal policy issues, according to recent lobbying disclosure reports.
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.