People & Organizations – political consultant and organization news – Brief Article
NEW JOBS: Sonny Scott has joined the Republican media firm Russo, Marsh & Copsey as partner, and the firm is re-named Russo, Marsh, Copsey & Scott. Scott comes from the National Republican congressional Committee, where he worked on top-targeted races in the 2000 election season. The firm – which has offices in Washington, D.C., Sacramento, CA and Atlanta, GA – has also promoted Patrick Hynes to account executive and Leif Larson to production manager and account executive…. Washington, D.C.-based Democratic media firm Squier Knapp Dunn has hired Jim Mulhall, who has most recently been consulting for Democrats in Nevada…. Amy Kirkman has been hired as an account executive with Craig Shirley & Assoc. in Alexandria, a Republican public relations, political consulting and government relations firm. Kirkman comes from Ruder Finn’s Planned Television Arts, where she worked on publicity services…. Adler Public Affairs, a Long Beach, CA-based PR and political consulting firm, has hired Jonathan L. Brown as poli tical director and promoted Jeffrey Henderson to account executive…. Global research firm Ipsos Reid has appointed Washington pollster Thomas Riehie as chief operating officer of the company’s U.S. Public Affairs division…. Strategic Telecommunications, a Republican mail and telemarketing firm based in St. Paul, MN, has hired Gina Parker as direct mail manager…. Nick Macri has joined the Arlington, VA-based Republican polling firm 411 Communications as an associate. Macri was formerly a vice president of the political Internet company NetCapitol. Cherylyn Harley, former deputy press secretary at the Republican National Committee, has also taken an associate position at 411…. The Republican State Society of Massachusetts, a PAC chartered by the state’s Republican State Committee to help elect a Republican majority in the state legislature, has hired Gary Sonnenfeld as field director…. Washington, D.C.-based Democratic consulting firm Avenel Associates has rehired Jon Rinaldi as associate political co nsultant. Rinaldi was formerly a researcher for the National Committee for an Effective Congress.
NATIONAL PARTY LINES: Jennifer Palmieri, former deputy press secretary for the Clinton White House, has been hired as press secretary for the Democratic National Committee…. The Democratic National Committee has hired Gerry Kavanaugh, a former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy (D), to head its “rural initiative,” which will focus on bringing rural voters back into the party.
STATE PARTY LINES: Ryan Erwin, the 29-year-old executive director of the Nevada Republican Party, has changed-states. He will now serve as chief operating officer of the California Republican Party, where he will work on redistricting efforts, candidate recruitment and the 2002 governor’s race…. The Georgia Republican party has hired Ralph Gonzalez, former deputy director for House campaigns at the Florida Republican Party, as executive director…. The San Diego, Calif. Republican Party has selected Ron Nehring, 31, as chairman. He was formerly executive director of the party…. The Indiana Democratic Party elected Peter Manous, a state operative and deputy chair of the party, as chairman. Manous will replace current chair Robin Winston “sometime before the end of the year,” according to the party.
NEW FIRMS: Reid Wilson, a Seattle Democrat who is relocating to Washington, D.C., will open JFK Communications in D.C. this September. The firm will specialize in direct mail, campaign management and media relations…. Mike Thompson, 31, has launched Clip Genius at www.clipgenius.com. The service will deliver customized Internet news clips by e-mail for a fee each month.
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