Channon Hanna added as partner at CC&H

April 16, 2019
Hanna will work with the firm's short line, commuter rail and public transit clients.

Channon Hanna has been named a partner in the Washington, D.C., lobbying firm of Chambers, Conlon and Hartwell (CC&H) where she will work on various issues for the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association and for CC&H's commuter rail and public transit clients. 

“Channon is a highly skilled lobbyist with significant expertise on transportation policy,” said CC&H President Don Norden. “Our railroad, maritime, aviation and transit clients will be well served by her knowledge of the legislative process and the strong relationships she has built with Washington decision-makers for over a decade.”

Hanna was previously the director of Government Relations at Van Scoyoc Associates where she managed transportation and infrastructure issues for a large portfolio of transportation, municipal, corporate and trade association clients. She has also served as senior legislative representative for the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and was legislative assistant to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation for more than five years.

CC&H Partner Katie Kachel who oversees CC&H’s public transit clients said, “Having worked with Channon for many years on a variety of public transportation issues, I know she is an accomplished legislative strategist that understands how to advance public policies that benefit a wide variety of transportation interests.”

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Mischa Wanek-Libman | Editor in Chief

Mischa Wanek-Libman serves as editor in chief of Mass Transit magazine. She is responsible for developing and maintaining the magazine’s editorial direction and is based in the western suburbs of Chicago.

Wanek-Libman has spent more than 20 years covering transportation issues including construction projects and engineering challenges for various commuter railroads and transit agencies. She has been recognized for editorial excellence through her individual work, as well as for collaborative content. 

She is an active member of the American Public Transportation Association's Marketing and Communications Committee and serves as a Board Observer on the National Railroad Construction and Maintenance Association (NRC) Board of Directors.  

She is a graduate of Drake University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Mass Communication with a major in magazine journalism and a minor in business management.