CANNON BUILDING. Anne Cannon has been promoted from senior legislative assistant to legislative director for Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif. She has been going to law school at night at George Washington University. Cannon worked as a staff assistant for the late Rep. Robert Matsui, D-Calif., and as a volunteer coordinator for the state Senate campaign of Dede Alpert in San Diego. She grew up in Sacramento, Calif., and received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, San Diego.
BACK IN TOWN. Alex Burgos, the new senior manager of communications for the Global Intellectual Property Center at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, has just returned to Washington. He returned after living in Boston and serving as director of specialty media and a spokesman for the presidential campaign of former Massachusetts Republican Gov. Mitt Romney. Burgos has worked as deputy press secretary at the National Republican Congressional Committee and as a legislative assistant at the Florida state House. Burgos, whose mother is Cuban and father is Colombian, says he has had a “long-standing interest in Latin American affairs” and interned at the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
CROSSTOWN MOVE. Khristine Brookes, who has been with The Heritage Foundation since 1999 as their director of media relations, has been named vice president of communications at the CATO Institute. Matt Streit has been named the acting director of media relations at Heritage. Brookes has served as press secretary for Rep. Mark Sanford, R-S.C., and the late Rep. Helen Chenoweth, R-Idaho. She has also worked as a public relations specialist at the Commerce Department and the National League of Cities. Brookes has a bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in political science from George Washington University.
This article appears in the April 26, 2008, edition of NJ Daily.