WASHINGTON, D.C.— Steven Berry and Robert Turner have joined MWW Group as senior director of federal affairs and deputy director, respectively. Berry and Turner will work in MWW’s Washington D.C.-based lobbying and appropriations practice. Berry will counsel some of the firm’s top clients, including Roche and Puerto Ricans in Civic Action. Turner will help manage initiatives for Bacardi, Hitachi USA and Fidelity Investments, among others.
Prior to joining MWW, Berry completed a three-year tour in the Bush administration that included senior level appointments at the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Trade & Development Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Berry also worked for more than three years for House budget committee chair, Congressman Jim Nussle (R-Iowa).
Turner joins MWW after serving as a military legislative assistant to Senator George Allen (R-Va.), where he handled defense-related issues as well as healthcare, banking and intelligence matters. Previously, Turner served one year as banking legislative assistant for Congressman (now governor) Bob Riley (R-Ala.) and for four years as the budget associate for Congressman George Radanovich (R-Calif.). Turner also worked in the dot-com industry, where he served as founder, publisher and editor-in-chief of HillZoo.com, a daily Internet publication for Congressional staffers.
“The years that Steven and Robert have spent working as senior government officials have armed them with the tools, contacts and insider knowledge to be exceptionally effective lobbyists for our clients,” says Michael W. Kempner, president and CEO of MWW Group. “Their experience will be integral as our D.C. team continues to impact legislation and secure federal funding for our clients.”
In addition, Lauren Selikoff has been hired as director, marketing and new business development in the firm’s East Rutherford headquarters. In the newly created position, Selikoff will be responsible for identifying new business development and marketing opportunities for MWW Group. Additionally, she will help expand and promote MWW’s IQ suite of proprietary communications products and services.
Prior to joining MWW, Selikoff had been employed at firstRain, an Internet software company where she managed marketing partnerships with Microsoft and Intel as director of marketing and corporate communications.