Personnel note: Former Jeb adviser Sean Taylor promoted to senior VP of The Furman Group

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The Furman Group has promoted Sean A. Taylor to senior vice president and head of the firm’s federal government affairs practice. Taylor was a former adviser to Florida Gov. Jeb Bush before joining the firm.

The Furman Group has also hired Mallika Vastare as a federal government affairs adviser. She joins the company from the National Association of Federal Credit Unions .

“During Sean’s tenure with our firm, he has successfully managed some of our most exciting and challenging assignments for our clients. As an industry leader in advocacy for the nation’s largest municipal water districts, I look forward to his contributions to our continued growth in this area,” Hal Furman said. “Mallika is a dynamic and talented professional whose ties to Congress will complement our demonstrated ability to deliver results for our clients,” Furman added.

Vastare also serves as co-chairwoman for the group Women in Government Relations.

Via POLITICO Influence.

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