Top House Democratic Aide Joel Bailey Joins BGR as VP

Bailey Served as Chief of Staff to Top Ways & Means Committee Member

Washington, D.C., (September 8, 2021) – BGR Group, Washington, D.C.’s premier bipartisan lobbying and public relations firm, today announced that Joel Bailey, a longtime House Democratic aide and experienced lobbyist is joining the firm as a Vice President in the Health and Life Sciences Practice. He will advise BGR health care clients across sectors on strategies and tactics to advance their objectives in Washington.

“Joel has extensive Capitol Hill and lobbying experience that will help clients across the firm and particularly in the Health and Life Sciences Practice,” BGR Group Chairman and CEO Bob Wood said. “We are thrilled to have him join our bipartisan team.”

“BGR has built a solid reputation as a bipartisan policy advocacy firm,” Bailey said. “I’m very excited to join this outstanding group of health care and legislative experts.”

“We are proud to welcome Joel to the BGR Health team,” Practice Head Dr. Remy Brim, said. “His health care policy expertise, experience working with key House committees, and deep relationships with members of Congress and their senior staff will be a tremendous asset to BGR’s clients as we navigate the tremulous legislative waters of today and prepare for whats to come.”

Joel has more than 15 years of experience in Washington, D.C., with more than a decade on Capitol Hill. He has extensive experience working with, and for, public and private entities helping them navigate Congress and the Executive Branch to achieve their goals.

Joel most recently served as Chief of Staff to Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), a Member of the House Ways and Means Committee. In that role he ran the Congressman’s official and political activities, served as his primary advisor, and managed the Member’s whip operation as a Chief Deputy Whip.

Prior to his time with Congressman Panetta, Joel served as a Director for Federal Affairs for the National Restaurant Association, where he represented the restaurant industry on Capitol Hill.

Joel also served as a health policy advisor to several House Energy and Commerce Committee members, including Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT), where he also served as his Legislative Director, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and then Blue Dog Co-Chair Congressman Baron Hill (D-IN), where he advised the Congressman through the consideration and passage of the Affordable Care Act.