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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Wednesday People: New Speakers for the Speaker

  • One new face and one old face getting promoted in House Speaker Dennis Hastert's (right) press shop. Ex-press intern and press assistant Chris Taylor, 25, has been promoted to deputy press secretary. Taylor worked previously on Michael Bloomberg's 2005 re-elect, and for the College RNC during the '04 cycle. "In his new role in the Speaker’s office, Taylor will be responsible for writing press releases, handling all radio and TV bookings for the Speaker and setting up coordination for all media events, among other things," Roll Call reports.
  • Also new to Hastert's shop is press assistant Ashley Rogers, 23. Rogers was Deputy Executive Director for the College RNC, and served as an associate at Grover Norquist's Americans for Tax Reform (Roll Call)

  • A hire and promotion in the DC office of Ketchum Public Affairs. Randy DeCleene has been hired as VP/account supervisor. DeCleene was deputy press secretary for Vice President Dick Cheney in 2004 and 2005 and most recently was at Ogilvy Public Relations. Also at Ketchum, my ex-Lieberman campaign colleague Zachary Tindall has been promoted from VP/account supervisor to VP/group manager (PR Week)


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