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.
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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