Washington, D.C. (June 16, 2021) – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today named Erskine Wells president of the firm. Erskine is Co-Head of BGR’s Commerce Practice and Defense Practice. Prior to joining BGR in 2011, he was a top Republican aide in the U.S. House and Senate for nearly a decade.
“Erskine is a natural leader. He has helped guide BGR and its clients through the pandemic with tremendous results,” BGR Founding Partner Haley Barbour said. “He will be an outstanding president for our firm.”
“Erskine is a policy expert with high political acumen, a rare combination,” BGR Chairman and CEO Bob Wood said. “He is an extremely effective advocate for his clients, a generous colleague, and a true leader in our firm. His vision will help guide BGR for many years to come.”
Erskine represents clients with interests in telecom, defense, transportation, and appropriations. Prior to joining BGR, Erskine worked for Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) as a senior staff member. Earlier, Erskine managed appropriations efforts for then-Rep. Roger Wicker’s office in the House of Representatives. He also advised Wicker on national security, defense, financial services, and transportation issues.
As the co-chair of BGR’s Commerce practice, Erskine’s clients include wireless and cable providers, firms in the electronics industry and global shipping companies. He also represents national security clients before the Congress and the administration. He has professional connections throughout government and consistently delivers results for BGR’s clients.