Personnel note: Bucs’ communication head Jonathan Grella takes job with U.S. Travel Association

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The U.S. Travel Association is bringing on Jonathan Grella, head of communications for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and a Capitol Hill veteran. Grella has been hired by the trade group to lead all public affairs activities. Grella previously worked for Edelman, then-House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and the NRSC prior to departing for the National Football League in 2010.

U.S. Travel’s communications shop has recently seen the departure of Blain Rethmeier and Robert Bobo, while executive vice president and chief operating officer Geoff Freeman left last month to take over the reins of theAmerican Gaming Association.

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