WASHINGTON, D.C.—Andy Rosenberg, former legislative aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy and public policy strategist, has joined Ruder Finn as vice president of global government affairs.
Rosenberg is Ruder Finn’s third major public affairs hire in the past few months. He joins Ron Christie, former special assistant to President Bush, who established Ruder Finn’s global government affairs practice earlier this month and is the group’s executive vice president and director. Craig Shipley, formerly of Fleishman-Hillard, joined in March as managing director of the Washington office.
For the past eight years, Rosenberg was a public policy attorney at the DC law firm of Patton Boggs, specializing in the areas of healthcare, technology and appropriations. He has counseled a wide range of corporations, trade associations and non-profits on strategic matters involving public policy and election law. His health policy practice included work in the areas of Medicare, Medicaid, obesity, pharmacy and health IT.
In March 2002, Influence Magazine named Rosenberg to its list of Washington’s top “up and coming” lobbyists. He has also been an occasional election law consultant to the Democratic National Committee and was a regional coordinator for the DNC’s Voter Protection Initiative in the Philadelphia suburban region during the 2004 presidential campaign.
“Andy’s outstanding background, strong Democratic credentials and strategic creativity make him the perfect match to Ron Christie who has joined us after several years with the Bush White House.” Says RF co-chair Kathy Bloomgarden. “They will provide our clients with government affairs counsel and strategic advice of the highest caliber.”