April 8, 2021 – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today announced that Bob Wood has been named Chairman of the firm. Wood has been with BGR since 2003. He was named President in 2006 and CEO in 2018. Former Chairman Lanny Griffith has joined Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour and Ed Rogers as Founding Partners of the firm. BGR Group is marking its 30th anniversary in 2021.
“I am honored to assume the role of Chairman and proud to lead such an outstanding group of professionals,” Bob Wood said. “Our bipartisan team of lobbyists and communicators continues to grow and our offerings continue to expand. As our firm marks 30 years of serving clients this year, I believe the future is bright for BGR Group.”
“Bob has been an inspirational and steadfast leader especially during the pandemic,” said Founding Partner and Former Governor of Mississippi Haley Barbour. “Thanks to his policy expertise, political acumen and managerial skills, BGR is bigger and stronger than ever. Bob puts people first and that is why BGR has thrived under his leadership.”
“BGR’s clients benefit every day from Bob’s insight and talent,” added BGR Group Founding Partner Ed Rogers. “Bob is a first-class lobbyist, manager and human being. BGR Group will continue to reach new heights under his leadership.”
“Bob is simply the best at whatever he does, and we all are better as a result,” BGR Founding Partner Lanny Griffith said. “Bob is a valued colleague and friend. I look forward to continue working with him in his new role as Chairman.”