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by | Aug 11, 2022

Hager Sharp announced the addition of Erik Robelen (pictured above) as a vice president in its education, labor and economy practice. Robelen brings more than two decades of experience at the intersection of education, journalism, and communications to D.C.-based Hager Sharp, including 15 years covering the nation’s schools for Education Week and eight years as deputy director of the Education Writers Association, the premier professional membership organization for working journalists covering education in America.  During Robelen’s time at Education Week, he covered a wide range of education issues at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as two presidential campaigns.

Jordan Muse, Managing Director, Head of Account Leadership at The Martin Agency in Richmond will be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Achievement of The American Advertising Federation (AAF) as it celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Hall. The AHOA celebrates those individuals 40 years old or under who are helping to lead the industry forward.

The induction ceremonies will be on November 16 in New York City. For further information on attending the celebration, visit aaf.org/ahoa.



Allison Sandza has joined CBS News Streaming as executive producer covering Washington, D.C., starting September 19. In this newly created role she will be leading CBS News politics show, Red and Blue. Sandza comes to CBS News from CNN where she was a supervising producer for The Source with Kasie Hunt.  Prior to CNN she was a senior producer at NBC for Meet the Press.




Paula Pendene, navy veteran, journalist, public affairs, public relations professional and author was inducted into the 2022 Defense Information School Hall of Fame at a ceremony at Fort Meade, MD. The DINFOS Hall of Fame honors distinguished alumni, living or deceased, who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions at the highest levels in public service, industry, the military or academia for at least 20 years. She is pictured with her book  “A Sacred Duty” a first-person account of her whistleblower journey in which she discovered unethical practices at the Phoenix Veterans Administration and risked her career to help call national attention to it.




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