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Posts Tagged ‘Kevin Sheekey’

Bloomberg Hires Obama Aide to Step Up D.C. Exposure

Bloomberg L.P. today announced that Meridith Webster, a senior-level aide in the Obama Administration, joins the company as Director of Communications and Public Affairs. Her new position on Bloomberg’s senior communications team is intended to increase Bloomberg’s exposure in Washington, New York and globally.

Webster arrives to the company from the White House, where she was Senior Adviser to Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and to interim Chief of Staff Pete Rouse. Her current lengthy title is: Deputy Director of Government Reform for Competitiveness and Innovation in the Office of Management & Budget.

Webster’s ties to the Obama Administration run deep. She was Deputy Chief of Staff for U.S. UN Ambassador Susan Rice after working on the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team’s national security and energy and environment policy working groups.

At her new post, she will report to Rick Powell, Chief Communications Officer for Bloomberg L.P. and also work closely with Kevin Sheekey, Global Head of Communications and Government Relations and Chairman of Bloomberg Government.

More noteworthy details… Webster took Sarah Feinberg’s place at the White House when Feinberg went to Bloomberg. Then Feinberg went to Facebook.  And now Webster is taking her spot at Bloomberg.  Guess Webster will go to Facebook when Feinberg moves on again.

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Book Bash for Morning Joe EP Chris Licht

On Thursday, May 26th, Constance Milstein, Jon Meacham, Kevin Sheekey and Tammy Haddad will raise a glass to honor the release of “What I Learned When I Almost Died” and author Chris Licht.

In his book, Licht, co-creator and original executive producer of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” recalls the story of his fast-paced, Jerry Maguire-style career and how it came to a screeching halt when one day he heard a pop in his head and learned he’d suffered a near-deadly brain hemorrhage.  He spent eight long days in a hospital bed thinking about how his life had almost been cut short.  The book tells what happened next.

To celebrate Licht, his book, and his life, friends and colleagues will gather at The Jefferson Hotel from 6.30 – 8.30 pm (invite only).  For more about Licht or “What I Learned When I Almost Died,” click here.

BGOV Beats Businessweek on Playing Field

BGOV’s Sheeky throwing and Businessweek’s Boudway blocking.

Bloomberg Businessweek may be hot on the newsstands, but on the playing field? They’ve got little on BGOV.

A tipster tells us Kevin Sheekey, head of gov relations, comm and BGOV for Bloomberg LP, put together a crack team of players last Friday for a flag football game in Manhattan’s Central Park against Bloomberg Businessweek Editor-in-Chief Josh Tyrangiel, editors and reporters. (Note: For D.C. types, Sheekey used to work for the late New York Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan.)

That crack team was more than it seemed. While editorial production at Bloomberg Businessweek is up (with a 20% increase in editorial pages, twice as many stories) apparently Tyrangiel’s team still needs to polish their football skills since Sheekey’s  team butchered Tyrangiel’s team 28-21.

Two touchdown passes on the Bloomberg Businessweek side included Jon Kelly to Tyrangiel and the last touchdown was a trick play from staff reporter Ira Boudway to Tyrangiel. Sheekey, however, caught the touchdown that ended up being crucial to clinch the game.

Others on the playing field…

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Things You Didn’t Know

From Washington Whispers:

  • Brit Hume’s CIA codename was “eggnog.”

  • Kevin Sheekey is the brains behind our lovely Bloomberg parties on WHCA weekend.