WASHINGTON, D.C.—Veteran Senate communications director Harvey Valentine has joined Hawthorn Group as vice president for communications. Most recently communications director for Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), Valentine earlier served as communications director for the Republican Governors Association and for the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee under its ranking member, Senator Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).
In addition, Michael Coe has joined as Hawthorn’s new vice president for government relations. Previously, he served on the staff of U.S. Representative Juanita Millender-McDonald (D-Cal.), and as an associate at the American Chemistry Council, the Department of Defense, and the Virginia Democratic Party.