VennSquared Communications and its affiliated Venn Strategies are partnering with the London-based firm Luther Pendragon.
“For more than 20 years, Luther Pendragon has led the management of corporate communications, public affairs, financial public relations, media relations, crisis and stakeholder communications for domestic and international clients in the UK and throughout Europe,” said Michael Meehan, president and CEO of VennSquared, in a statement. “Like our firms, Luther Pendragon’s principals are drawn from a wide array of senior positions in politics, government, media and campaigning organizations.”
The new connection will give Venn entrée to clients in London and Brussels, and will expand the Luther firm’s footprint in the United States.
“As international boundaries in business and communications continue to fade, more clients seek to grow their presence overseas,” said Stephanie Silverman, CEO of Venn Strategies.
K Street Moves
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough has hired Ashley Lantz, a former aide to Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., as a policy adviser in the firm’s Washington office.
The new job offers a reunion with another former boss, ex-Rep. Alan Mollohan, who is of counsel in the firm’s Huntington, W.Va., outpost.
On the Hill, Lantz focused on appropriations, energy and environmental policy, health care and small business matters.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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