STAFF MOVES: Look Who’s Getting Promoted On The Hill

Recent Staff Moves, As Reported By Legistorm:

Anne Gordon returns to the Hill as tax counsel to Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) after a long absence. Gordon was previously an intern in 2002 to Rep. Jim Saxton (R-NJ). In between, Gordon was most recently with Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP. She received her LLM in taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and her JD from Boston College Law School in 2011.

Dan Lindner and friend (Screen shot from Facebook).

Got a question for Rep. Norman Torres (D-Calif.)? New communications director Dan Lindner is who to call. He was previously in the same slot for Rep. Raúl Manuel Grijalva (D-Az.). Dan’s MA in political science came in 2011 from American University and his BA from San Diego State University in the same major was earned in 2006. And no, that is not a journalist Dan is cuddling in the accompanying photo.

Natasha Silva is the new legislative director for Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.), moving over from the senior legislative assistant slot in the office of Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.). Natasha’s MA in political science and government was earned in 2015 from Suffolk University and her BA in the same majors came in 2013 from Bridgewater State University.

Blake Lanning has left the Hill where he was Senate Judiciary Committee Counsel to work as a special assistant to the Secretary of Labor. Blake is a 2017 Harvard Law graduate and earned his BA in journalism and political science in 2015 from the University of Indiana at Bloomington.

Michael Margolis comes to the Hill for first time, as military legislative assistant to Rep. Paul Cook (R-Calif.). Michael received his MA in supply chain management from Syracuse University and a second MA from the Naval Postgraduate School in operations research. His BA is in physics from the University of Mary Washington. WELCOME TO THE HILL, MICHAEL!


Check out this five-part HillFaith series by Bret Bernhardt, former chief of staff for Senators Don Nickle (R-Okla.) and Jim DeMint (R-S.C.). Bernhardt has a wealth of experience, insider insight, how-tos and obscure terms (know what a “golden reference” is on the Hill?), plus lots of helpful links.

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Author: Mark Tapscott

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