OGR adds GOP firepower

Ogilvy Government Relations has added Republican operatives Dee Buchanan and Con Lass to buttress its Washington outreach.

Buchanan was chief of staff and senior policy advisor to House Republican Conference chairman and Financial Services Committee vice chairman Jeb Hensarling (Tex.).

Lass, who joined from the senior director of federal relations slot at American Petroleum Institute, served as aide to former Wyoming Governor Jim Geringer and the Cowboy State’s ex-Senators Alan Simpson and the late Craig Thomas.

OGR CEO Chris Giblin, who was a member of the McCain/Palin 2008 Congressional outreach team, said the new hires are “well-known for their work ethic and integrity.”

WPP is parent company of OGR.