Matt Raymond has been named senior director of communications at the International Food Information Council. Raymond was a principal at communications firm Yellow Brick Strategies. He has worked as director of communications for the Library of Congress. He has also worked as a senior adviser for communications at UNICEF and as director of speechwriting at the Agriculture Department under President George W. Bush.
Micah Edmond has been hired as assistant vice president of industrial base policy at the Aerospace Industries Association, a trade group. Edmond is the CEO of consulting firm Edmond & Co. He has worked as a senior military legislative assistant for Rep. Michael R. Turner, R-Ohio. He has also worked as a military legislative assistant for Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C.
Katherine D. Ashley has been promoted to partner in the mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance practices at law and lobbying firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Ashley was counsel. She has worked as a law clerk for District court Judge Ernest Torres.
David B. Leland has been promoted to partner in the criminal and civil enforcement matters and complex civil litigation practices at Skadden. Leland was counsel. He has worked as a staff director and legislative director for former Rep. Charles Bass, R-N.H. He also has worked as a legislative director for former Rep. William F. Clinger, R-Pa.
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.