Stories by Eric Naing:
Dec. 20, 2012
Anthony Foti has been hired as chief of staff for Rep. Dennis A. Ross, R-Fla. Foti was deputy chief of staff. He has worked as a senior adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. He served as district director for former Rep. Bill Paxon, R-N.Y., worked as a transportation advisory committee coordinator for the Bush-Cheney presidential transition, and was director of external affairs for the 2008 Republican National Convention.
Dec. 19, 2012
Torrie Miller has been hired as communications director for the Republican staff of the House Rules Committee. Miller was communications director to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas. She also worked as an intern for Sessions. She also was an intern in the office of public liaison at the White House under President George W. Bush.
Dec. 18, 2012
Robert Cousins has been hired as policy director for the House Rules Committee majority staff. Cousins currently serves as legislative director and rules associate to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas.
Dec. 17, 2012
Towner French has been hired as deputy Republican staff director for the House Rules Committee. French was chief of staff to Rep. Pete Sessions, R-Texas, the incoming committee chairman. He also has served as a rules associate and Republican staff director for the Legislative and Budget Process Subcommittee for former Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, R-Fla. He was also a rules associate to Sessions.
Dec. 14, 2012
Charles Yi has been promoted to staff director and chief counsel for the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Yi was chief counsel and deputy staff director. He has worked as deputy assistant secretary for banking and finance at the Treasury Department. He also served as counsel on the House Financial Services Committee.
Dec. 13, 2012
Hunter Ridgway has been hired as chief of staff to Rep.-elect Matt Cartwright, D-Pa. Ridgway was chief of staff to Rep. John W. Olver, D-Mass. He has served as legislative director. He also worked as legislative director to former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif.
Dec. 12, 2012
Tom Hassenboehler has been hired as chief counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power. He was vice president of policy development and legislative affairs at America’s Natural Gas Alliance. He worked as counsel for the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He also served as counsel and a staff member for the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He was legislative assistant to former Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La.
Dec. 11, 2012
Ron Faibish has been hired as a nuclear fellow for the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was the program manager for the nuclear engineering division at the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago. Faibish also has worked as a part-time instructor at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He was director of the Water Institute at Purdue University Calumet and Argonne National Laboratory. He served as international research project science expert and manager at the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Dec. 10, 2012
Brian Hughes has been hired as a staff member on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. He was a speechwriter for the Romney-Ryan campaign. Hughes previously worked on the committee. He also was a speechwriter for former Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska.
Dec. 7, 2012
Shelley Husband has been promoted to chief of staff for the House Judiciary Committee under Rep. Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va. Husband was chief of staff to Goodlatte. She also has served as Goodlatte’s legislative director and counsel.
Dec. 6, 2012
Ken Takeda has been hired as a legislative affairs specialist at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He was senior legislative assistant to Rep. Michael M. Honda, D-Calif.
Dec. 3, 2012
Leticia Mederos has been hired as chief of staff for Rep.-elect Michelle Lujan Graham, D-N.M. Mederos is the vice president of the National Partnership for Women & Families. She has worked as chief of staff for Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. She also has worked for former Reps. Carrie P. Meek, D-Fla., and Albert R. Wynn, D-Md.
Nov. 15, 2012
Lara Schwartz has been hired as a legal fellow for the majority staff on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. Schwartz was vice president of external affairs at the American Association of People with Disabilities. She also served as legal director at the Human Rights Campaign. She worked as an associate at law and lobbying firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and was a judicial clerk in the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.