CGCN GROUP HIRES THREE: CGCN Group, the Republican lobbying firm, is bringing on Mike Freeman as a partner. Freeman was previously counsel on the House Natural Resources Committee. Before that, he worked as an energy and natural resources adviser to Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) and as an attorney-adviser at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. “Mike brings a rare combination of legal and legislative experience that spans across the House, Senate, and regulatory space making him a standout amongst his peers,” Steve Clark, the firm’s founder, said in a statement. “He’s a triple threat.” Freeman is not subject to the House’s cooling-off period for senior staffers, meaning he’s allowed to lobby his former colleagues immediately.
CGCN is also adding two more to its public affairs shop, hiring Greg Blair as a senior director and Juan Mejia as an associate. Blair was the NRSC’s deputy communications director last cycle and before that worked for Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s reelection campaign, as well as for Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Mejia previously worked in business development for POLITICO Pro.