The Hill – “Haley Barbour, Ed Rogers, Lanny Griffith and Loren Monroe are Top Lobbyists of 2018”
December 13, 2018
More than 30 years of executing complex, multi-jurisdictional lobbying and commercial solutions for clients in Washington and around the world. Political, governmental and private-sector relationships in most world capitals.
With Gov. Haley Barbour, founded BGR Group after serving almost 10 years in the Bush and Reagan White Houses.
Ed Rogers has been involved in political campaigns, lobbying initiatives, commercial transactions and legal, media and market-access challenges in the U.S. and international markets since the mid-‘90s. He regularly assembles teams of lobbyists, lawyers, PR specialists, investment professionals and private investigators to solve problems, manage adversarial situations, win opportunities and achieve positive results for clients.
Ed leads BGR’s work as a trusted partner to U.S. and foreign law firms to enhance their clients’ legal strategy with outreach to governments, investigative support and communications tactics. Ed and BGR’s deep bench of experts can address the complex transnational business and political challenges that can involve multiple jurisdictions and require multiple fields of professional expertise to achieve the best results. Ed was the chairman of BGR from 2003 until 2018.
Prior to co-founding BGR Group in 1991, Ed served in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Ed also served as Senior Deputy to Bush-Quayle Campaign Manager Lee Atwater from 1987 through the general election in 1988.
From 1985 through February of 1987, Ed worked in the Reagan White House in the Office of Political Affairs, where he served as Haley Barbour’s deputy as Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Political Affairs. From 2011 until 2019 Ed was a Republican opinion writer for the Washington Post. During that time he published more than 500 columns analyzing American politics from a Republican point of view.
Ed is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is also a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Ed received his JD from the University of Alabama, where he serves on the President’s Cabinet and is a visiting professor. He is a member of the Alabama and Washington, D.C., bars.