A Dutko Worldwide senior vice president will leave the lobbying firm this month to oversee General Electric Energy's U.S. government relations work, GE announced Tuesday.
Robert Hall, who came to Dutko in 2009, will join GE Energy as senior manager of government relations Aug. 22. He will replace Rob Wallace, who is retiring.
Hall was unavailable for comment. In a statement released by GE, the lobbyist said he is “excited to be joining such a dynamic, innovative and future-oriented company as GE Energy.”
"GE Energy is building America's energy future, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to be a team member in that effort,” Hall said.
Hall worked on energy, financial services, environmental and international government relations issues at Dutko. Google, the American Chemistry Council and Olin Corporation, which makes hydrochloric acid, bleach products and other substances, were among his lobbying clients this year, according to congressional records.
Before he joined Dutko, Hall held government relations posts at INVISTA, a fibers and polymer resins firm, Koch Industries and the National Retail Federation. He also served as legislative counsel to Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.) from 1987 to 1991.
"Rob Hall is a proven government relations leader who brings a wealth of energy policy experience to GE, and we are pleased to announce his appointment," Timothy Richards, GE’s managing director of international energy policy, said in a statement. "Rob will help GE effectively advance policies to ensure that America's energy future is more innovative, affordable and secure."