Last week, we reported that The Daily Caller had shaken up their editorial and business teams with some internal hires. McKenzie Vaughn is the new Director of Operations and Public Affairs, and Clark Hennessy the new Director of Communications. This did raise a question for us though: What happened to Director of Communications and Public Affairs Nicole Roeberg? It would seem that Vaughn and Hennessy had taken over her areas of operation.
Well now our question has been answered. The R Street Institute announced today that it has hired Roeberg to serve as Director of Communications. She takes on the communications duties previously performed by Public Affairs Director R.J. Lehmann, who has been promoted to become R Street’s editor-in-chief.
The R Street Institute is a non-profit think tank founded in 2012 by former members of the Heartland Institute’s Center on Finance, Insurance and Real Estate to promote “free markets; limited, effective government; and responsible environmental stewardship.” R Street split from Heartland after that group launched a billboard campaign in May of 2012 promoting climate change skepticism, which is an interesting story in its own right. Check out Dave Weigel’s piece in Slate on it to learn more.
“I’m thrilled to be joining such a respected organization,” Roeberg said of her new employer. “I’m eager to help broaden the reach and visibility of the important work R Street is doing, and particularly glad to have found a home where I can put my previous experience in insurance issues to work.”
Nicole’s first day is Feb 10. Congrats from us here at FishbowlDC!