WORLD OF LABOR. Cathy Feingold, who directed the AFL-CIO's solidarity center in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, has been promoted to director of international affairs for the entire union. Feingold has been with the AFL-CIO for the past 10 years. Also, Sarah Fox, a former adviser to the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and a former member of the National Labor Relations Board, was named as the AFL-CIO's representative to the International Labor Organization, a United Nations agency.
LIGHTING IT UP. High Lantern Group, a consulting firm, has opened up a Washington office. The trio expected to lead the office will be managing director Kevin Stach, who was an adviser to the 1988 presidential campaign of the late Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y., and the 1996 presidential campaign of former Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan.; Rob Gluck, a senior adviser to Arnold Schwarzenegger when he won the 2003 California recall election for governor; and Kendall Bentz, formerly with the White House Writers Group. Partners at the High Lantern Group include Michael Hodin, who was a foreign policy and trade adviser to the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y. Hodin is also a former vice president at Pfizer.
HEIGHTENED SECURITY. The American Security Project recently named former EPA Administrator and ex-New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman to its board of directors. Whitman is co-chair of the Clean and Safe Energy Coalition (CASEnergy). The American Security Project is a nonprofit public policy research and educational organization. ASP is chaired by former Sen. Gary Hart, D-Colo., who called Whitman "one of America's most distinguished public servants." In a statement, Hart also said Whitman won bipartisan praise for "her stewardship of the environment and for her preference for putting principle above partisanship." ASP's executive director is James M. Ludes, a former legislative assistant on defense and foreign policy for Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who also was a member of President Obama's transition team. Also working for ASP is senior fellow Evelyn Farkas, a former professional staff member at the Senate Armed Services Committee.
AFFAIRS OF STATE. Hayley Douglass is a new press secretary to Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo. Douglass had been a press secretary in the office of Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. Ryan Taylor, who was a press secretary for Lummis, is working as executive director for the Wyoming Republican Party. Taylor is also a former aide to Barrasso.
This article appears in the April 24, 2010 edition of NJ Daily.