Seasoned Democratic Lobbyist and Trade Association Executive Joins The Vogel Group

Seasoned Democratic Lobbyist and Trade Association Executive Joins The Vogel Group

Washington, DC, January 9, 2019 – The Vogel Group announced today that Peggy Hudson, a Democrat with over 30 years of multi-sector corporate and trade association experience, is joining the leading government affairs and global business advisory firm as Senior Vice President.

“With the addition of Peggy, The Vogel Group is better positioned than ever to tackle the significant policy challenges and opportunities that continue to dominate Washington,” said Alex Vogel, CEO of The Vogel Group. “She is whip-smart, knows what it takes to get things done, and has led and represented leading players across a range of key industries.”

For over three decades, Ms. Hudson has successfully represented the business interests of leading trade associations and private companies on Capitol Hill and before the Administration. She is known for her ability to build relationships at all levels and for her skill at framing issues and delivering results. Her success has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine, which named her to its list of “Top 100 Women Leaders,” and Washington Life magazine, which named her among “The Power of 100.”

While working as Senior Vice President, Government Affairs at the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), Ms. Hudson lobbied state, federal, and regulatory government entities and the White House on issues affecting the data-driven marketing industry, including postal matters, privacy, data security and data breach, tax, mobile tracking, data brokers, and EU-Safe Harbor. She managed and directed the DMA Strategic Plan, coordinated legislative and regulatory initiatives and media relations, and served as treasurer of the DMA Political Action Committee. Prior to DMA, she was the President and CEO of Hudson Global Strategies, LLC, a consulting firm representing clients in strategic planning, public policy, business development, and government affairs.

In the private sector, Ms. Hudson worked for BP America as Vice President, Federal and International Affairs. In this role, she managed BP’s federal government relations strategy, successfully leading the company’s efforts on three comprehensive energy bills and legislation supporting the Alaska Gas Pipeline, and developed relationships with international diplomats and world leaders.

Ms. Hudson also worked as Vice President, Legislative Affairs for the American Portland Cement Alliance and as a Senior Legislative Representative for the National Federation of Independent Business. She began her career as an aide to former U.S. Senator Ernest F. Hollings (D-SC).

Added Ms. Hudson, “I’ve known and worked with the professionals at The Vogel Group, and I have come to truly respect and admire the firm. They understand what it takes to navigate the hurdles and roadblocks of Washington’s various legislative, regulatory, and administrative agencies.”

At The Vogel Group, Ms. Hudson joins a bipartisan team that includes Alex Vogel, former Chief Counsel to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN), Brian Johnson, former director of federal affairs at the American Petroleum Institute and a former staffer at Americans for Tax Reform, Samir Kapadia, one of the foremost advocates and policy minds in the trade and manufacturing worlds, as well as several veteran administration and Capitol Hill legislative staffers and analysts from both sides of the aisle.

The Vogel Group is nationally recognized as a top bipartisan lobbying and advisory firm serving companies, associations, and asset managers around the world. Our firm provides strategic counsel and government affairs support in managing, measuring, and capitalizing on government risk. We pride ourselves on our ability to fully understand our clients’ operations and business practices, which enables us to more effectively recommend policy solutions and advocate on their behalf.