WASHINGTON: Fleishman-Hillard's lobbying subsidiary, formerly known as FH/GPC, took on a new name last week, Fleishman-Hillard Government Relations.
Heading up the newly branded unit is former Congressman Larry LaRocco (D-ID), who has been a senior lobbyist with Fleishman since January 2002.
"This reinforces our commitment to the continued growth of this practice and to the Fleishman-Hillard brand of strategic communications services," said chairman John Graham.
FH/GPC was formed in 2001, when Fleishman lobbying firms R. Duffy Wall & Associates and GPC International merged.
The firm added two SVPs in Washington last week: John McCamman, former chief of staff to Rep. George Radanovich (R-CA), and Paul Sweet, former chief of staff to Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA). Additions on the West Coast include Deborah Pacyna, former communications director for California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, and Matt Middlebrook, who served in a senior communications role for LA Mayor Jim Hahn.