By Kevin Bogardus - 05/30/07 06:49 PM EDT
•Strategic Federal Affairs has added three new lobbyists. Charles Yessaian, Rep. Joe Schawrz’s (R-Mich.) legislative director, has joined the firm’s Washington office as a senior associate. Colleen Pobur, a consultant for Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s (D) campaign, will be a vice president. Lisa Nocerini, a top aide to Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick (D), will also be vice president. The firm has also opened up a Lansing, Mich., office.
•Douglas Elmendorf will be a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Elmendorf, formerly a top economist at the Federal Reserve Board, has been a visiting fellow since December of last year. A former Harvard economics professor, Elmendorf also will be the Edward M. Bernstein scholar at Brookings.