Dan Greenwood at Defense Symposium

Earlier this month, BGR Group was proud to sponsor ADAM: The Aerospace & Defense Alliance of Mississippi’s 2024 Aerospace and Defense Symposium at the University of Mississippi in partnership with the Mississippi Enterprise for Technology (MSET) ). The symposium brought together industry leaders, academic experts, and government officials focused on national security innovation. BGR Principal and Defense and Critical Technologies Practice Head, Dan Greenwood, spoke on a panel regarding the path ahead for the National Defense Authorization Act and Defense Appropriations in Congress.  Dan’s remarks focused on the NDAA legislative process, anticipated FY25 spending levels, and DOD’s focus on emerging technologies and capabilities to counter China in the INDO-PACIFIC Region. Special thanks to Mississippi Development Authority’s Chief Operating Officer PJ Waldrop for moderating Dan’s discussion.

Leading Government and Public Affairs Firms Join Together to Establish Advocus Partners

Bipartisan Team with a National Footprint Provides Comprehensive Advocacy Offering

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 21, 2024) – Eight of the nation’s top government and public affairs companies have joined together to form Advocus Partners, a comprehensive advocacy company with a nationwide footprint. Advocus provides a full suite of advocacy disciplines from lobbying and strategic communications to polling and grassroots mobilization. Advocus is well-positioned to develop and execute large-scale public policy initiatives and advocacy campaigns at the federal, state, local, and international levels.

Advocus member companies include BGR Group, California-based Capitol Advocacy, Florida-based Capital City Consulting, The Herald Group, Ohio-based Hicks Partners, Hilltop Public Solutions, Stateside Associates, and The Tarrance Group. They operate independently and collaborate to serve clients.

Advocus was formed to bring together top lobbying and public affairs firms from across the country to provide comprehensive and customized solutions to clients’ advocacy needs. Organized as a holding company, Advocus Partners is bipartisan and geographically diverse and offers every tool of government advocacy.

“Advocus Partners represents the best of the best in consulting and advocacy from across the country,” Capitol Advocacy Managing Partner John Latimer said. “With 19 offices covering the most important markets in the country,  the companies of Advocus are uniquely positioned to offer integrated and comprehensive advocacy solutions for our clients. Our collective history of successful advocacy efforts and campaign operations give clients the confidence that we can address any challenge they face.”

“Our firm is proud to be part of Advocus Partners,” BGR Group Chairman and CEO Bob Wood said. “Advocus’ bipartisan team excels at providing public affairs support, policy analysis, and strategies designed to achieve results. We’ve already seen how our Advocus team members and clients have benefited from this expanded collaboration and offering.”

“Advocus Partners is designed to provide clients with every component of advocacy campaigns regardless of scale or location,” said Craig Pattee, Managing Director of Advocus Partners. “We have the team, the tools, and the experience to execute both broad and targeted advocacy. Our partners are already working together to serve clients’ needs and achieve success.”

Advocus offerings include Corporate Advisory Services, Federal Government Services, State & Local Government Services, Strategic Communications, Coalition Development, Grasstops & Grassroots Mobilization, Polling & Research, Government Markets & Procurement, International Relations, Crisis & Litigation Support, Public Affairs Campaigns, and Digital Advocacy & Paid Media.

For more information on Advocus please visit advocuspartners.com.

CONTACT: Doug McGinn, The Herald Group (dmcginn@theheraldgroup.com)

BGR Group Names Dan Greenwood Head of Defense and Critical Technologies Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 5, 2024) – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today named Col. Dan Greenwood (USMC, Ret.), as Head of BGR’s Defense and Critical Technologies Practice.

“Dan’s extensive military career gives him a unique perspective on the needs and dynamics of the defense industry,” BGR President Erskine Wells said. “Since joining BGR, he has helped lead and build our Defense Practice with outstanding client service and innovative thinking. We are proud to officially name him Practice Head.”

“It’s been a tremendous privilege to help build BGR’s Defense Practice and I am honored to be named Practice Head,” Greenwood said. “I look forward to working with my colleagues and our clients to continue delivering successful outcomes and advocating for an industry that supports our men and women in uniform.”

A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Greenwood’s 29-year active-duty military career included several pivotal national security policy positions focused on Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining BGR in 2022, he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs in the West Wing. He also previously served the Senior Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council and as the Marine Corps’ Head of Congressional Affairs in the House of Representatives.

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About BGR Group (www.bgrdc.com)

Founded in 1991, BGR Group is a premier government affairs and public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C., London, Austin, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. BGR specializes in three key areas: bipartisan government affairs, strategic communications, and business advisory services. BGR brings together some of the most accomplished policy experts, public opinion influencers, and issue advocates from across the political spectrum.

WATCH: Amb. Lute Gives a Testimony Before a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee

Ambassador Doug Lute, BGR’s Defense and Critical Technologies Practice Chair, gave a testimony before the United States Senate Foreign Relations Sub-committee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation on January 31st, 2024. The hearing was titled, “The North Atlantic Treaty Organization at 75: Reflecting on Past Successes and Planning for the Future.”


Watch the Hearing Here

Read his Testimony Here

BGR Group Elects Three New Firm Principals

Washington, D.C. (January 25, 2024) – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today announced Robin Colwell (Commerce), Dan Greenwood (Defense), and Fred Turner (International), have been elected by their colleagues to be principals in the firm.

“BGR is proud to have team members like Robin, Dan and Fred,” said Erskine Wells, President of BGR Group. “Each is known for their outstanding work ethic and command of the issues on which they work. Robin, Dan, and Fred continue to provide exceptional service to our clients and are excellent colleagues as well. Congratulations to Robin, Dan and Fred on their election as principals.”

About BGR Group (www.bgrdc.com)

Founded in 1991, BGR Group is a premier government affairs and public relations firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Austin, Texas, London and now Atlanta, Georgia. BGR specializes in three key areas: bipartisan government affairs, strategic communications, and business advisory services. BGR brings together some of the most accomplished policy experts, public opinion influencers, and issue advocates from across the political spectrum.