Kevin Chaffee has joined Qorvis Communications as senior advisor. He was previously with Washington Life and will continue to serve as an editorial consultant for the magazine. Prior to that, he spent 17 years as a reporter and editor at Washington Times. [via FishbowlDC]

Padilla Speer Beardsley has appointed Curtis Smith as director of business development and marketing for the firm. He’s also in charge of internal comms, raising awareness of the firm across media. Previously, he was director of business development for both Carmichael Lynch (advertising) and Carmichael Lynch Spong (PR).

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