A change in partners has prompted Watson Mulhern LLC, which handles recall communications and crisis management for fresh produce companies, to rename itself Watson Green.

Randy Green succeeded Jim Mulhern Jan. 1.

Mulhern left the Washington, D.C.-based firm to become chief operating officer at the National Milk Producers Federation.

Green was senior government relations representative at law firm McLeod, Watkinson & Miller since 1999. Other work in his policy career included stints as chief of staff for the Senate agriculture committee and as a deputy undersecretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Green’s new firm plans to collaborate with McLeod, Watkinson & Miller, according to a news release.

Lisa Watson remains a principal in the firm she founded with Mulhern in 2006.

Amy Philpott, former vice president of communications at United Fresh Produce Association, also stays on at Watson Green.