Global integrated communications agency Waggener Edstrom Worldwide (WE) has added Suzanne Zurn as vice president of digital advocacy in the Washington, D.C. office. Zurn most recently worked at Washington, D.C.-based Xenophon Strategies, where she was responsible for leading the agency’s expansion of social media offerings and web services and directed online initiatives for public affairs campaigns. Previously she served in leadership positions at political communication firms, as communications director at George Washington University, and on the campaign staffs of Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas).
Her work has been recognized with awards from the Public Relations Society of America (including the Silver Anvil for best PA campaign in 2009), the American Association of Political Consultants, the Public Affairs Council, and the National Conference for Political Involvement Professionals. Zurn is an alumna of George Washington University (Master of Arts, political management), American University (Campaign Management Institute), and Washburn University (Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, communication studies and political science). She lives in Virginia with her husband and son.
Ryan Ford has joined the San Diego-based telephone voter outreach firm The Campaign Solutions Group as a Campaign Strategist. Ford graduated from the University of California Santa Barbra in 2009 with a Bachelor’s degree in political science. Previously, Ford worked for the Sen. Harry Reid’s (D-Nevada) reelection campaign. Ford worked in the field for the Reid campaign before being promoted to Director of Canvassing Operations in Nevada.
Christopher Hull, Ph.D., has been named Executive Vice President, Senior Strategist at Baron Public Affairs, LLC. He was previously Senior Vice President of U.S. Public Affairs at Hill & Knowlton.
Hull is also adjunct professor of government at Georgetown University. He has served as Majority Staff Director for the Iowa Senate, as press secretary for a member of the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee, as Assistant to the Director of Communications at a national party committee, and a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.
Hull graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1992 with a degree in government and earned his doctorate in government from Georgetown University in 2005. He is the author of Grassroots Rules: How the Iowa Caucus Helps Elect American Presidents (Stanford University Press).
Kip Herriage, CEO and co-founder of Wealth Masters International, has been named by Wayne Allyn Root as the Chairman of the Libertarian National Congressional Committee. Considered the “Nostradamus of Finance,” Herriage is also the publisher of Vertical Research Advisory Investment Newsletter. Prior to his recent ascension to Chairman of the LNCC, Herriage served as the Vice President and money manager for one of the largest Wall Street investment firms where he managed money for several high net worth clients.
“I am proud to add a successful CEO, fundraiser and internationally recognized financial expert to our LNCC board,” said 2008 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Root.“Kip’s remarkable success on Wall Street, with his investment newsletter, and with the international business he has built from the ground up, will all ad great synergy to our Board.” Herriage says he is honored to be able to work closely with the Libertarian Party and their candidates with the goal of overhauling the U.S. political system. “It is irrevocably broken and needs a fresh start,” says Herriage. “Our goal is not just to elect Libertarians, but to also defeat candidates from both parties who are responsible for the destruction of American values, the U.S. economy and the American Dream”
Moira Bagley, formerly an editor with The Daily Caller, is now the CommunicationsDirector for the Kentucky Republican Party.
Bagley cut her political teeth on Capitol Hill, beginning in 2004, working at Roll Call as a copy editor, web editor, and writer. She switched from hack to flack to join the 2008 presidential election cycle, where she assumed the role of associate press secretary at the Republican National Committee. A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Bagley was a student of both linguistics and broadcast journalism.
Republican Texas state representative, Dan Flynn, has been named Vice Chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures. Rep. Flynn has served four terms in the Texas House from the 2nd District and is a prominent member of the Committee on Financial Institution, the Sunset Advisory Commission and is the Vice Chairman of the Committee on Broader Affairs and International Issues.
Flynn is the owner and publisher of the Van Zandt County Area Dispatch. Before becoming a state legislator, Flynn served as the President and CEO of the Dallas-based Merchants State Bank. He was also the Commissioner of the Texas State Department of Banking. The NCSL is a bipartisan organization that works with state legislators around the nation. NCSL provides technical assistance and opportunities for idea entrepreneurs and policymakers.