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Ed Rogers is the Chairman of BGR Group.
Ed has been involved in political campaigns, lobbying initiatives, private commercial transactions and various legal, media and market access challenges in the U.S. and in various international markets since the mid-‘90s. He regularly assembles teams of lobbyists, lawyers, PR specialists, investment professionals and private investigators to secure opportunities, solve problems, manage adversarial situations and achieve positive results for clients.
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.
Since 2011, Ed has been an opinion writer for the Washington Post, where he writes about politics and the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C., from a Republican point of view.
Ed is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and he serves on the Board of Advisors of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Ed is a member of the advisory board of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, which was established by the U.S. State Department in 2012 to help answer President Barack Obama’s call to deepen Americans’ understanding of China.
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 & Washington D.C. Bar.
Ed, his wife Patti, and two of their children reside in McLean, Va.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm