|Ed Rogers is Group Chairman of the BGR Group, formerly Barbour Griffith & Rogers, LLC (BGR). He founded the firm with current Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour in 1991.BGR is a diversified government relations, public relations, and financial advisory firm.
BGR is the premier government relations, strategic consulting, public relations, mergers and acquisitions, and investment firm with offices in Washington D.C. and London. The firm 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 the President of the United States 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. And from 1985 through February of 1987, Ed worked in the Reagan White House in the Office of Political Affairs. In that office, 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 been involved in private equity and other commercial transactions in various international markets since the mid 90's. He has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of publicly traded companies.
Ed received his J.D. from the University of Alabama, where he currently serves on the President’s Cabinet and as a member of the National Advisory Board. 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 has two children and the family resides in McLean, Virginia.