Fleishman lobby shop lures in Diehl

WASHINGTON: Fleishman-Hillard has brought aboard former director of

the US Mint Phillip Diehl to oversee the day-to-day operations of its

recently merged lobbying shop, FH/GPC.

Fleishman created Diehl's new position, COO, in order to free up the

firm's principals from internal burdens so they could concentrate on

"building a new brand and on client service issues," said Rob Mooney,

senior partner and regional director for Fleishman. Diehl started in the

post October 1.

As director of the US Mint, Diehl experienced Fleishman from a client's

point of view for several years. He'd also spent many years working with

Senator and Secretary of the Treasury Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX), serving

variously as his legislative director, staff director, and chief of


"As director of the Mint, Phil had a good relationship with us and had

kicked our tries as we'd kicked his," said Mooney. "So when the

management team screened candidates, we submitted our unanimous

recommendation to (regional president) Paul Johnson, and he was our

unanimous choice."

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