“Job Tracker” is a roundup of the latest job changes in the lobbying world, from turns of the revolving door to moves between firms. Send information about new hires by e-mail to [email protected] or by fax to Influence at (202) 457-0718.

Name From To Notes
Zak Andersen Office of Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Andersen, one of three new hires, comes on board as director of government affairs.
Jessica Battaglia Office of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) Venn Strategies Former Lewis staffer joins Venn’s tax practice as assistant vice president.
Lindsay Duncan House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Former staff assistant joins as budget analyst.
Michael Falencki Office of Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) Valis & Keelen Former Graves deputy chief of staff heads downtown to V&K.
Patrick Hynes Transportation Security Administration Deloitte Consulting TSA official who oversaw post-Sept. 11 security measures at Ronald Reagan National Airport.
Jason Marino Office of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) American Medical Association Longtime health care staffer will work on lobbying Democrats for AMA.
Brian Peters Office of Rep. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.) Information Technology Industry Council Washington native joins the state’s biggest company as director of government relations for telecommunications and trade issues.
Mike Smythers White House Office of Legislative Affairs Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. Smythers joins as assistant vice president, one of three lobbyists to join railroad company.
Christopher Tampio National Association of Manufacturers National Association of Convenience Stores Longtime retail lobbyist gets back to his roots as senior director of government relations.
John Whipple John R. Whipple & Associates National Council of Chain Restaurants Former McDonald’s lobbyist is now president of the chain-restaurant trade association.

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