The Recording Academy, which represents musical performers, songwriters and studio professionals, selected Finn Partners to help boost its music advocacy presence on Capitol Hill. The move comes as Congress prepares to overhaul copyright laws that determine how creators are compensated for the use of their work The account is co-managed by Finn Partners’ D.C., Public Affairs and Advocacy team under Jessica Berk Ross and Finn Partners’ LA entertainment practice.

Kathryn Harrington moved from kglobal to FoodMinds in Washington as senior VP, reports O’Dwyer’s, which added that as a SVP at kglobal, she led an embedded communications planning team at the Pentagon for the U.S. Navy for the past year. She was previously a food and nutrition VP at Edelman and VP of public affairs for Ogilvy PR.

Surefire Social, McLean, Va,  added Tony Surak as its chief revenue officer. According to a release, he is an accomplished sales/business development/software executive with a successful track record of running and/or building high-performance sales organizations for several tech companies in the metro DC area. Previously, he served at several top-level management positions, including VP of global sales at FoundationDB; and senior vice president and general manager of the Consumer & Enterprise Business Unit at GlobalLogic, Inc.

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