The comms director for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s (R-Va.), Laena Fallon is leaving her post to become the VP of comms for the Financial Services Forum (FSF) in August. FSF is an advocacy group comprised of the CEOs of 20 large banks, including Goldman Sachs’ Lloyd Blankfein and JP Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon. [via, h/t]

Rich Jernstedt (pictured) has joined Porter Novelli as a senior counselor in the firm’s Chicago office. Jernstedt was previously EVP and senior partner at Fleishman-Hillard. He left the firm a year ago to start his own agency, The Jernstedt Company. Prior to F-H, he spent 26 years with GolinHarris. Porter Novelli has had a number of executive departures over recent months.

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