Eliana Velez has been hired as communications specialist. Velez was a communications manager at the National Hispana Leadership Institute. She has worked as a communications consultant with humanitarian group Swedepeace. She also has worked as a media accreditation liaison for the United Nations.
Lewis Rose has been promoted to managing partner of law and lobbying firm Kelley, Drye & Warren’s Washington office. Rose was a partner and chair of the advertising and marketing practice. He has worked at the Federal Trade Commission as an attorney and as assistant to the director of the commission’s bureau of consumer protection.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.