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By Jason Dick Posted at 1:37 p.m. on Jan. 28, 2014
Mary Kathryn Steel, known to many as the wife of Speaker John A. Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel but a professional in her own right, has taken a new position as director of media relations and public affairs for pharmaceutical giant Sanofi.
Sanofi, a Paris-based company with corporate U.S. headquarters in Bridgewater, N.J., makes such blockbuster drugs as Plavix, Allegra and “a host of vaccines including a new Dengue fever vaccine with the Gates Foundation (under Sanofi Pasteur),” Steel relayed in a statement to her professional contacts.
She’ll be going back and forth between the Garden State and D.C. and is “learning about diners, how to drive in the snow” and other things Jersey, according to her statement.
As for the Man of Steel? “Michael remains with Speaker Boehner. I’ll be commuting back and forth for now and occasionally working from Sanofi’s DC office.”
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