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In December, SPX Corporation appointed Kevin Lilly as vice president, secretary, and general counsel. He succeeds Ross Bricker, who returned to private law practice. Founded in 1911, Charlotte, North Carolina � based SPX makes a variety of industrial products, ranging from automotive components to fire detection systems. Operating in 20 countries with 18,000 employees, SPX had annual sales of more than $4 billion in 2004. Lilly, 53, first joined SPX three years ago as GC for the company’s subsidiary, Inrange Technologies Corporation. After the sale of Inrange in 2003, he became group general counsel for the technical and industrial systems businesses. Most recently, he was associate general counsel for SPX business operations. Prior to joining SPX, Lilly was a partner at New Jersey � based Archer & Greiner. He declined to be interviewed. � J.L. A Practicing Political Scientist IT was probably inevitable that Penelope Farthing would end up with the nickname “Penny.” It seems almost as inevitable after 25 years of close involvement with The American League of Lobbyists that the Patton Boggs lawyer would step into the role of general counsel. “I’ve served on the board all the way up to president,” says Farthing, who declines to reveal how old she is except to say she’s “of voting age.” The Washington, D.C. � based ALL is the largest and oldest voluntary association of lobbyists. A nonprofit organization, it focuses on achieving an ideal balance between freedom of speech and ethical lobbying. Its general counsel position is unusual, though not unique, in being a part-time and pro bono office. “A lot of what I will do will be maintaining systems already in place,” Farthing explains. There are, however, a few new elements in the works. One of Farthing’s biggest projects at ALL will be implementing a lobbyist education program. The effort is especially timely given recent scandals, though Farthing calls it “a project of long gestation.” Farthing first became involved with ALL when it formed in 1979. At the time, she was helping promote the participation of women in lobbying and law, something she still does with the Washington, D.C., women’s bar. When not attending to ALL, Farthing will continue public policy lobbying for municipalities, including Modesto, California, and San Antonio. “I love watching governments work,” she says. “In that way, what I’m doing as a lobbyist is being a practicing political scientist.”

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