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FLOOD RISING. CRE Finance Council, a trade association for commercial real estate finance, has brought in Michael Flood as vice president of policy and research in Washington. Flood most recently worked at OMB as a senior program examiner in the financial rescue unit. He worked on the Obama administration's financial regulatory reform proposal and was involved in reviewing the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Flood has worked for the House Energy and Commerce Committee under former Chairman Tom Bliley, R-Va. Flood has a bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA in marketing and finance from Georgetown University.

CHANGING AIRWAVES. The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been doing some shuffling. Tim Isgitt, formerly vice president of government affairs, is senior vice president for communications and government affairs. Isgitt also worked as a legislative assistant to former Rep. Jack Fields, R-Texas. More recently, he was a special adviser to the undersecretary of State for public diplomacy and public affairs. Also promoted is Eben Peck, a new senior director for government affairs. He'll be the primary contact for CPB with Congress and the administration. He was previously director of congressional affairs. He spent five years as a policy adviser to Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, where he dealt with appropriations, homeland security, labor and transportation issues. Peck has a bachelor's degree from Colby College in Maine and a master's in government from Johns Hopkins University.

 

TRIPLE PLAY. Rep. Howard (Buck) McKeon, R-Calif., has brought in several new staffers. Morley Greene, formerly of Cassidy & Associates, is working as legislative communicator in Washington; J.D. Kennedy, formerly of the Wounded Warrior Program, will serve as a field representative for McKeon's Santa Clara district office and be heavily involved in military and veterans' matters; Michael Orme, who formerly worked for a San Bernardino County supervisor, is now a field representative in that county.

TAX DAY. The National Taxpayers Union, an advocacy group that pushes for lower taxes and smaller government, has announced two promotions. Pete Sepp, formerly vice president for policy and communications, has been promoted to executive vice president and deputy to NTU President Duane Parde. Also being promoted is Sara Salupo, from director of development to vice president of development for NTU and the NTU. She worked on Republican Ken Blackwell's 2006 campaign for Ohio governor in 2006 and was once an aide at the House Administration Committee.

This article appears in the May 22, 2010 edition of NJ Daily.

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