Former U.S. Representative Connie Mack IV has joined Levick, a D.C.-based public relations firm, as executive vice president. Mack’s hiring, stated a report in saintpetersblog.com, is part of Levick’s push to integrate its bread-and-butter communications and public affairs services with formal lobbying.
According to the press report, Mack, a Republican, represented Florida’s 14th Congressional District from 2005 to 2013. After an unsuccessful bid for Senate in 2012, he founded Mack Strategies and Liberty International Group, two Florida-based lobby and consulting firms. He registered to become a federal lobbyist in March on behalf of American Task Force Argentina, according to lobbying records compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonprofit that tracks outside influence in government. American Task Force Argentina, based in Arlington, is the lobbying entity for U.S. creditors seeking to recover money from the Argentine government’s 2001 debt default.