POLITICO Playbook PM: Biden’s big vaccine challenge

January 21, 2021 Politico

FIRST IN PLAYBOOK — James Hewitt is now comms director for Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.). He most recently was associate administrator for public affairs at the EPA and is a State Department alum.

TRANSITIONS — Mike Burns is now deputy assistant HUD secretary for public affairs. He previously was deputy comms director for the House Appropriations Dems. … Todd Kim is now deputy general counsel at DOE. He previously was a partner at Reed Smith. … Rachel Millard is now a VP on Edelman’s financial comms team. She most recently was deputy director for public affairs at the CFTC, and is a John Thune alum. …

… Lindsay Owens is now interim executive director of the Groundwork Collaborative. She previously was a senior economic policy adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and is a Keith Ellison and Pramila Jayapal alum. … Ryan McCormack is now COS for Rep. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Wis.). He most recently was COS at the Export-Import Bank.

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