Everyone knows that one of the keys to being a successful lobbyist is name recognition. While this requires a lot of hard work and networking for most, some lobbyists have it a bit easier. After having reviewed the names of thousands upon thousands of government relations professionals, here is a small sampling of some of the names that caught my eye immediately.
Harry Henderson Jr. is no monster/hit-and-run victim from the Pacific Northwest. As President of Anchor Consulting he lobbies for the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley.
What do you do if you share your name with the founder of fast food chain Wendy’s? David Thomas, Principal at Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti Inc. did his part by representing the American College of Cardiologists. These days, Thomas has found himself another obvious client, the National Restaurant Association.
Brian Griffin is one of the top dogs at The Duberstein Group. His scholastic cartoon counterpart would be pleased to know that Brian lobbies for the National Math & Science Initiative.
Having the same name as a supermodel wasn’t enough for Kate Moss, the president of the aptly named Kate Moss Company.
It’s not unusual that Tom Jones, president of Federal Business Navigators, recently accompanied a client to a business meeting with the Department of Defense.
A lot of children can say “I feel good” due to the hard work of Christine James-Brown, the president and CEO of the Child Welfare League of America.
You can see Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler, the alter egos of the Episcopal Church’s GR professional David Benson-Staebler, Wednesday nights at 9 on NBC.