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R Street Institute hires Wayne Brough, ex-Innovation Defense Foundation, as managing senior fellow, Technology and Innovation team; Ashley Nunes, who led Harvard Law School research, becomes project director-competition policy; and Chris Riley, ex-Mozilla, for senior fellow-internet governance, Technology and Innovation team ... Dorsey & Whitney promotes to partners, effective Jan. 1, Spencer Glende in Technology Commerce and Bonnie Paskvan for Regulatory Affairs, telecom.

Multicultural News Network founded by DuJuan McCoy, owner and CEO of Circle City Broadcasting and now MNN chairman-CEO; network launching with Cox Media Group ... U.S. Attorney BJay Pak appoints among assistant U.S. attorneys for Northern District of Georgia Criminal Division Michael Qin, ex-Kellogg Hansen and previously FCC honors program attorney.

Qurate Retail President-CEO Mike George extends contract through 2021, when he retires ... Mavenir appoints from Vodafone Vishant Vora president-global customer operations and managed services ... Transit Wireless adds Jeff Garte, ex-Globecomm Systems, as chief financial officer ... Zuora's new chief information officer is Paul Heard, ex-Micro Focus ... Upwork hires Sam Bright, ex-eBay, for chief product and experience officer ... Equifax moves Lena Bourgeois to automotive general manager.

USTelecom adds as Leadership Committee members: Josh Descant, Rev Broadband; Becky Scott, EpicTouch; Tom Preston, Duo Broadband; Ann Rauh Dickerson, Metamora Telephone; Carol Olson, Coon Valley Farmer’s Telephone; and Charlie Cano, Etex.