Labriah Lee Holt

Labriah Lee Holt joined BGR in October 2023. She serves as a Vice President with the State and Local Advocacy Practice and Director of the firm’s Atlanta office. Her role capitalizes on her vast experience in bipartisan advocacy and law, where she has established strong connections with Democratic policy makers nationwide.  Labriah helps clients strategize policy campaigns that advance their objectives and advances the firm’s outreach to Democratic governors, mayors and attorneys general.

Prior to joining BGR, Labriah was State Government Affairs Director for Microsoft. In this capacity, she spearheaded initiatives across the southeast, engaging with state and local officials on key issues such as artificial intelligence, datacenter expansion, cybersecurity, privacy, education, and broadband access. Her adeptness in partner engagement also saw her play a pivotal role in fostering relationships with entities like the United States Conference of Mayors, Attorneys General Associations, and the African American Mayors Association’s Business Council.

Before her tenure at Microsoft, from 2013-2021, Labriah served as the Northeast Regional Director of Outreach, and subsequently a National Director of Political Outreach, for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Her efforts in these positions involved leading political coalition building and practice at the federal, state and local levels to propel bipartisan policy forward. Her dedication and policy advancement garnered recognition from the New York State Assembly and a Congressional Proclamation from Congressman Charles Rangel.

Labriah’s professional journey began at Alston & Bird LLP in Atlanta, GA, as a Senior Associate specializing in intellectual property. She provided counsel to Fortune 100 companies and nonprofit organizations on patents, trademarks, copyright, social media, and brand protection. She served on the boards for the Black Women’s Health Imperative and as Vice Chair for the Harvard Debate Council Diversity Project.  She is a former member of the Anit-Defamation League’s Charles F. Wittenstein Advisory Committee, the Atlanta Citizen Review Board, and Gen 44 Atlanta Finance Committee for the DNC.

William Crozer

William Crozer is the Co-Head of BGR’s bipartisan State and Local Advocacy Practice. Located in Atlanta, GA, he focuses on developing and implementing client engagement strategies in Washington, states, and cities across the country.

From 2018-21, William served as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) in the Trump-Pence Administration. In that role, he forged relationships with stakeholders at all levels of government through  unprecedented outreach and collaboration. This is exemplified by the White House’s State Leadership Days Initiative (2017-19), which welcomed over 5,000 state, local, and tribal officials from all 50 states to the White House for briefings and discussion with Senior Administration Officials, and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with the most robust intergovernmental partnership in modern history.

In addition to helping state, local navigate resources and programs across the federal government, William and the IGA team worked collaboratively with state, local, and tribal officials to advance a wide variety of bipartisan policies and shared priorities. The Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation, for example, brought together a more than 700-strong stakeholder coalition promoting and advancing the administration’s regulatory reform agenda at the state and local level.

Before joining the White House in 2018, William was a Vice President at BGR Group (2013–18), served in Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s office of Executive Counsel (2013), and managed a major donor club at the Republican National Committee – Finance (2007–09). He received a BA from the University of Virginia in 2007 and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2012.

A native of Thomasville, GA, William received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2007 and a J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2012.