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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brianna Shoaf

April 13, 2017 (850) 222-3767

Ballard Partners Adds Robert Wexler to New Washington Team

~Former U.S. Congressman joins leading governmental consulting firms Washington, D.C. office~

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Leading Florida-based government affairs firm, Ballard Partners, strengthens its
newly-formed Washington, D.C. office with the addition of former U.S. Congressman, Robert Wexler, as
Senior Counsellor. In his new role, Wexler will apply his foreign policy expertise while spearheading the firms
growing international affairs practice.

Wexler currently serves as the president of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington,
D.C., where he draws upon decades of work on Middle East and Israel issues to guide the non-profit group
toward its goal of peacefully resolving the Arab-Israeli conflict. Previously, Wexler spent 13 years in Congress,
advocating for the United States alliance with Israel and traveling on numerous congressional delegations to
the Middle East. Working to strengthen the transatlantic alliance and build security with the European Union,
Wexler served as Chair of the Subcommittee on Europe, senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs
Committee and Member of the Middle East Subcommittee.

Having someone of Robert Wexlers caliber on our team is a tremendous win for the firm, said Brian Ballard,
president of Ballard Partners. Having worked with numerous governments in Europe, Asia and the Middle
East throughout his tenure as U.S. Congressman and advisor to President Barack Obama, Roberts three
decades of political experience will advance our work for international clients. We are pleased to welcome him
to our office in the nations Capitol.

Enhancing his congressional duties, Wexler served as an American representative to the NATO Parliamentary
Assembly while co-founding the Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations, the Taiwan Caucus and the Indonesia
Caucus. As a result of his extensive foreign policy leadership, Wexler has been recognized as one of the 50
Most Effective Legislators in Congress by Congressional Quarterly and was named to the Forward 50 list as
one of the most influential leaders in the American Jewish community. The former Florida Senator holds a
bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a law degree from George Washington


About Ballard Partners

Ballard Partners has been named by state and national publications as the leading government affairs firm in the Sunshine State. The
Florida-based lobbying firm, with offices in Washington, D.C., Tallahassee, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale,
Orlando and Tampa, combines extensive experience in government affairs with unwavering advocacy to maximize results for the
clients they serve. Visit for more information.