New Gigs for Two Ex-Pols

Posted June 15, 2005 at 6:26pm

Former Rep. Tom Coleman (R-Mo.) has joined the Livingston Group, the lobbying firm founded by former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-La.). [IMGCAP(1)]

Before joining Livingston, with whom he served in Congress, Coleman headed the Washington office of the German chemical giant BASF Corp. Coleman will continue to represent BASF as a private client, the firm announced.

Coleman, who represented Missouri’s 6th district from 1976 to 1993, served as ranking member on the House Agriculture Committee as well as ranking member on the Education and Labor subcommittee on post-secondary education.

In a separate move, the Washington, D.C.-based lobbying and public affairs firm Dutko Worldwide announced that former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller (D) will open a Las Vegas office for the firm on July 1.

Miller, who served as governor from 1989-99, had already been affiliated with Dutko for several years. As he takes his new position, Miller will give up his status as a stockholder in Jones Vargas, a Nevada law firm.

Dutko’s other domestic offices include Boston, Denver, Miami and Tallahassee, plus Brussels, Prague, Vienna and Manila overseas.

Another Recruit for Alston and Bird. Ed McClellan, tax counsel to the Senate Finance Committee, is signing up with the law and lobbying firm Alston and Bird as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.

He joins a heavy-hitting team, directed by former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) and former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.).

McClellan has worked for the panel for six years as a senior policy adviser on tax issues to committee chairmen. He is slated to start work at the end of the summer.

Moving In. The lobbying firm Clark and Weinstock has added two new advocates: Erik Hotmire, who served as special assistant to President Bush on the White House communications team, and Julie Hershey Carr, a longtime Congressional aide who most recently worked as senior policy adviser and legislative director for Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa.).

— Louis Jacobson, Tory Newmyer and Kate Ackley