Heather Blanchard has been hired as director of wireless Internet development at trade group CTIA-The Wireless Association. Blanchard was a strategic communications adviser for New Cicada. She has worked as a business liaison director at the Homeland Security Department. She also has worked as a senior communications analyst at information technology company SRA International.
John Ullyot has been hired as managing director of the Washington office at High Lantern Group, a consulting firm. Ullyot was senior vice president of media relations and issues management at lobbying and public relations firm Hill+Knowlton Strategies. He has worked as director of communications and deputy chief of staff for former Sen. John W. Warner, R-Va. He also has worked as vice president of corporate communications for AOL Europe.
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.