Veteran lobbyist Andy Wright and former Dutko Grayling colleague Tracy Hammond have joined Polsinelli Shughartís lobbying team. The duo will focus primarily on energy, environmental and telecommunications issues.
ďIíve been around this town longer than the roaches, so itís good to have this opportunity,Ē quipped Wright, a former president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association and one-time aide to former Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.).
Wright said the existing members of Polsinelliís public policy group, including Jim Davidson and former Rep. Martin Frost (D-Texas), attracted him to the shop.
ďJim Davidson and I have been friends for many, many years ó he used to lobby me,Ē Wright said. ďItís just a great group of people.Ē
Wright is joining as a shareholder, while Hammond, who started his D.C. career with the American Association of Political Consultants, signs on as senior policy adviser.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.