Donelle Harder has been promoted to communications director for Sen. James M. Inhofe, R-Okla. Harder was press secretary. She also has worked as an online communications adviser to Rep. Kenny Marchant, R-Texas. She also served as an executive account manager at Pinkston Group. She was the head intern in the marketing and communications department at the American Red Cross of Greater New York. She also was reporter and contributor at Lariat newspaper.
Jake Heisten has been promoted to deputy press secretary to Sen. Inhofe. He was a staff assistant and legislative correspondent for Inhofe.
The following people have started a new government and public affairs firm, E4 Strategic Solutions Inc.
Howard Berman is a co-president. Berman was a co-director of the energy and environmental practice at mCapitol Management. He also served as a senior vice president there. He was a senior vice president at Dutko Worldwide. He also has worked as a deputy director of the criminal enforcement counsel division at the EPA’s office of criminal enforcement under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. He also served as a prosecutor in New York’s district attorney’s office.
Wayne Nastri is a co-president. Nastri was a co-director of the energy and environmental practice at mCapitol Management. He also worked as a senior vice president at Dutko Worldwide. He also has served as a regional administrator at the EPA under President George W. Bush.
Roseann Stevenson is a co-president. She was a co-director of the energy and environmental practice at mCapitol Management. She also has worked as chief deputy director of and general counsel to the California office of administration law.
The following people have been hired at lobbying firm McBee Strategic Consulting:
Ted Anderson has been hired as an executive vice president in the defense and intelligence advocacy practice. Anderson has served at the Defense Department as chief of policy in the office of the legislative liaison for the secretary of the Army. Anderson retired from the Army with the rank of lieutenant colonel.
Bruce Holmes has been hired as an executive vice president in the defense and intelligence advocacy practice. Holmes was the commander of the Naval Special Warfare Command Headquarters. He has also served as chairman of the special operations science and technology component council for the United States Special Operations Command. Holmes is a retired Navy SEAL.
Chelsea Henderson has been hired as an executive vice president in the energy practice. Henderson was a partner at lobbying firm Vela Environmental. She has worked as a senior policy adviser for former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va. She also has worked as a staff member for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Dawn Levy O’Donnell has been hired as an executive vice president. O’Donnell is the owner of lobbying firm D Squared Tax Strategies. She has worked as tax counsel to Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont. She also has worked as tax counsel to the Democratic staff of the Senate Finance Committee.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, speaks with reporters in the Capitol after a speech on the Senate floor that accused the CIA of searching computers set up for Congressional staff for their research of interrogation programs.