Governor Haley Barbour
BGR’s State Advocacy and Government Marketing teams in Washington and Austin maintains extensive and high-level relationships with federal agencies, governors, Lt. governors, attorneys general, secretaries of state, legislative leaders, and mayors throughout the country. Our trusted name and reputation are valued commodities that are consistently relied upon to deliver new business opportunities and policy solutions. Our bipartisan team is comprised of professionals who have decades of experience navigating complex issues within government entities across the country.
BGR works with businesses, universities, trade associations and non-profit organizations to promote services to federal, state, and local government agencies, secure and release congressionally-directed research funds from federal agencies, and advance federal objectives through legislative report language, and identify opportunities for directed federal funding.
Even before the coronavirus pandemic, state officials were the driving force on economic development, health care delivery, equitable education, disaster response and infrastructure improvement spending and policies. Seventeen presidents (almost 40%) have previously held office as chief executive of a state or as Mayor, providing them with the institutional knowledge and invaluable experience of how to properly run state and local governments, negotiate with state legislatures, respond to emergencies, and work with business leaders.