Strunk, left, spent the past eight years on the Hill, most recently as the deputy floor director for the speaker. Now he is headed to the Forbes-Tate lobby shop.
The Forbes-Tate shop, the result of a merger this summer between Cauthen Forbes and Williams and Capitol Solutions, had a combined lobbying revenue in 2011 of $8.2 million.
The firm’s clients include health care, telecom and other business interests such as AdvaMed, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Advocacy Network, Comcast Corp., Honda Motor Co. and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America. When Strunk joins Jan. 7, the firm will have 11 lobbyists and four support staffers.
Because Strunk’s Hill salary does not meet the threshold to trigger a cooling-off period, he will be free to immediately lobby his former colleagues. But the new job will be a transition, he said.
“I’m going to be coming from being the one that’s providing information to the one that’s seeking information, and it’s going to be an adjustment,” Strunk said.