|Ed Rogers, Group Chairman of BGR Group (formerly Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC), founded the firm with former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour in 1991. With offices in Washington, D.C., and London, BGR is a diversified government relations, strategic consulting, public relations and financial advisory firm. BGR provides guidance and representation to clients as diverse as Citigroup, the Kurdistan Regional Government, Pfizer and Raytheon.
Immediately prior to founding the firm, Ed served as the Deputy Assistant to President George H. W. Bush and Executive Assistant to the White House Chief of Staff. Ed also served as Senior Deputy to Bush-Quayle Campaign Manager Lee Atwater from February of 1987 through the general election in 1988. Additionally, 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 the Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the Office of Political Affairs.
Ed has also been involved in private equity and other commercial transactions in various international markets since the mid-‘90s.
Since 2011, Ed has been a contributor to the Washington Post’s PostPartisan blog, where he writes about politics and the current state of affairs in Washington, D.C., from a Republican point of view.
Ed received his J.D. from the University of Alabama, where he currently serves on the President’s Cabinet. He is a member of the Alabama Bar Association and the Washington, D.C., Bar Association. Ed is a visiting professor at the University of Alabama Law School and remains active in Alabama State politics, where he got his start in the early 1970s. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Ed, his wife Patti, and his two children reside in McLean, Virginia.