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CQ (3/21, Caifa) reported Michael Shore has been "named press secretary for Rep. John Culberson." Rob Vanasek is "now the federal relations associate for legislative and regulatory affairs at the National Association of Towns and Townships." Jennifer Woodbury has "joined the law firm of Arent, Fox, Kitner, Plotkin and Kahn." Jennifer Gehring is "the new director of federal affairs for the National Roofing Contractors Association, replacing Danielle Doane, who took a position with Citizens for a Sound Economy." The Washington Post (3/22, A27,
Sarasohn) reports the following changes among lobbying firms: "Stacy Carlson is joining Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld. She was the California state director and western region political director of George W. Bush's presidential campaign and served on the policy transition team for the Treasury Department. Kevin Chavous, a member of the D.C. Council for Ward 7 since 1993, rejoined Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn's government relations and business practices as counsel. Ilisa Halpern, formerly of the American Cancer Society and the American Public Health Association, joins Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn as government relations director. Melissa Merson, former House Appropriations Committee aide, Deloitte & Touche lobbyist and longtime budget and tax reporter on the Hill, has returned after less than a year from myCFO Inc. in California to be director of communications for the Congressional Budget Office." The Indianapolis Star News
(3/22,Groppe) reports, "President Bush has tapped two more Hoosiers for positions in his administration. Bush announced Wednesday he wants Indianapolis attorney Deborah Daniels to be assistant attorney general for the Office of Justice Programs. He also has asked University of Notre Dame Law School Professor Jimmy Gurule to be undersecretary of the Treasury Department's Office of Enforcement."