POWER TALKER. The energy company USEC has named Paul Jacobson vice president for corporate communications. He served as deputy director of communications for former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn. He was also vice president of corporate communications at STARZ Encore Group and vice president of communications for Evergreen Energy, a green energy technology company. Jacobson has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and political science from Syracuse University. USEC supplies enriched uranium fuel to commercial nuclear power plants.
GOING GLOBAL. Dutko Worldwide has brought on Greg Mastel as a managing director. He is a former chief of staff to Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and was chief economist on the Senate Finance Committee from 2000 to 2003. He worked on the Trade Act of 2002 and several free trade agreements. For the past three years, Mastel has managed a practice at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld. Mastel's areas of expertise include international trade, international competitiveness and the economics of climate change.
NUMBERS CRUNCHER. Law firm Baker & Hostetler has named John Clayton, Jr. the director of trade analysis in its Washington office. He served as chief accountant of Grunfeld, Desiderio, Lebowitz, Silverman and Klestadt. He was also a cost accounting specialist with Trade Resources, a Washington trade consulting company, and a cost accountant for the Commerce Department.
GREAT COMMUNICATOR. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation has named Loretta Ucelli vice president for communications and public affairs. She will work on media relations, public awareness and advertising, opinion research and targeted outreach. Ucelli was former President Bill Clinton's White House communications director during his second term. She served as senior vice president for worldwide communications at Pfizer and as executive vice president for communications and external affairs at Columbia University. The foundation raises awareness on fiscal issues.
NEW CHALLENGE. Steven Kaufman is the new chief of staff for the Millennium Challenge Corp., a federal agency that aims to reduce poverty through sustainable economic growth. He worked at the law firm Morrison Foerster as a litigation partner. The agency was created by Congress in 2004 to work with developing countries on economic issues. Daniel Yohannes, former vice chairman of U.S. Bank, is the chief executive officer. Secretary of State Clinton chairs the agency's board; Treasury Secretary Geithner is vice chairman.
This article appears in the May 22, 2010 edition of NJ Daily.