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Public affairs and government relations firm Venn Strategies named Elise Tollefson and Kevin Dowling vice presidents. They were previously legislative directors for House Republicans — Tollefson for Rep. Tom Reed (N.Y.) and Dowling for Rep. Lee Zeldin (N.Y.).

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Uncertain times could bring new lobbying strategies

Workarounds include deeper outreach to think tanks, academia and other institutions.

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Rubber & Plastics News: Polyurethanes Industry to Keep Close Eye on Midterm Elections

The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to see some changes in midterm elections this fall, which could have repercussions for the polyurethanes industry, said Stephanie Silverman, CEO of Venn Strategies L.L.C.

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Washington Examiner: Oil industry stands up against Trump’s tariffs

Energy groups are pressing the Trump administration to weigh the economic harm of imposing tariffs on Chinese goods, while groups focused on transportation say China’s aggressive trade tactics must be a top concern.

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THE HILL: Lobbying World

The public affairs and lobbying firm Venn Strategies added three to its team: Tyler Roberts, a former adviser to Sen.

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POLITICO INFLUENCE: Venn Strategies Adds Four

Tyler Roberts, a legislative assistant to Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska), is joining Venn Strategies.

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ROLL CALL: Heard on the Hill

Michelle Seger, legislative counsel for Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va., has been named senior associate at the public affairs and government relations firm, Venn Strategies, LLC. The firm has also hired JoHannah Torkelson as vice president. Torkelson works for the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition.

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NATIONAL JOURNAL: Carousel: Bipartisan Pair Joins Venn Strategies

JoHannah Torkelson, Michelle Seger join Venn Strategies

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Venn Health Team Adds Bipartisan Talent

Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm, announced several key hires today, including incoming Vice President JoHannah Torkelson and new Senior Associate Michelle Seger.

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Venn Senior Team Grows With Addition of Top American Pharmacists Association Lobbyist

Venn Strategies, LLC, a leading national public affairs and government relations firm, announced today that Michael Spira has joined the firm as a Vice President. Spira brings more than fifteen years of political and policy experience, having most recently served as a senior lobbyist at the American Pharmacist Association.  He was previously Chief of Staff for former Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Ed Perlmutter (D-CO).

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LOBBYING WORLD: Venn promotes Layson Davis and Lanza

Venn Strategies has promoted Jessica Layson Davis to vice president and Michael Lanza to assistant vice president. Layson Davis, who specializes in healthcare issues, joined the firm last year. She previously lobbied for the American Academy of Physician Assistants and worked as legislative director for Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.). Lanza specializes in financial services policy and formerly worked for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.).

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OUT & ABOUT: Venn celebrated its new downtown office

Public affairs and government relations firm Venn Strategies celebrated its new downtown office last night, welcoming Reps. Richard Neal, Erik Paulsen and Ron Kind; Henry Waxman; Grover Norquist; Albert Gore with SolarCity; Maya Birmingham with Regenergon; Sean Donohue with Eli Lilly; Mike Mattoon with Vertex Pharmaceuticals; Naveen Parmar with Nationwide; Payson Peabody with SIFMA; Nick Shipley with PhRMA; and Mike Sozan with the Center of American Progress.

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