Three Former Lobbyists Join Romney Education Policy Team

Today the Romney campaign announced its education policy team.  This extensive list of advisers includes three former lobbyists, who have represented multiple clients in the for-profit education industry.  Here is a quick rundown of the lobbyists and their clients.

For-Profit Education Institutions Represented by Former Lobbyists on Romney’s Education Policy Team

  • Apollo Group Inc.
  • American University of the Caribbean
  • National Heritage Academies
  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising

William “Bill” Hansen

Registered Lobbyist: Chartwell Education Group LLC (2004-2009) and Education Finance Council

Clients: The 8 clients Bill represented paid Chartwell Education Group $1.35 million for their lobbying

  • Apollo Group Inc.
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • NBC Universal
  • American University of The Caribbean
  • Access Group. Inc.
  • Blank Rome
  • Liberty Partners

Legislation Lobbied On:

  • 110 H.R.4127: Make No Cents Until It Makes Sense Act
  • 110 S.1642: Higher Education Amendments of 2007
  • 110 H.R.4137: Higher Education Opportunity Act
  • 109 H.R.1614: Estate Tax Reduction Act of 2005
  • 109 H.R.609: College Access and Opportunity Act of 2006
  • 109 S.1614: Higher Education Amendments of 2005

Scott Fleming

Note: Scott Fleming still actively files an LD-203 lobbying disclosure form, having filed the most recent one on 1/13/2012 as a lobbyist for Madison Education Group even though he is not currently representing any clients for Madison Education Group. Form: http://disclosures.house.gov/lc/lcxmlrelease/2011/YY/700617737.xml

Registered Lobbyist: Chartwell Education Group LLC (2006-2009) and Madison Education Group (2009-2009)

Clients: The 8 clients Bill represented paid Chartwell Education Group $1.59 million and Madison Education Group $.49 million for their lobbying

  • Scientific Learning Corporation
  • American Student Assistance
  • American University of The Caribbean
  • Apollo Group Inc.
  • National Student Loan Program
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • NBC Universal
  • Liberty Partners
  • Blank Rome LLP

Education Issues Lobbied On: “Administration proposals regarding Perkins Loan Program in FY2010 Budget reconciliation legislation” & “elementary and secondary education technology issues”

Christina Culver

Registered Lobbyist: Dutko Worldwide (2006-2008)

Clients: The 11 clients Christina represented paid Dutko Worldwide $2.25 million for their lobbying

  • National Heritage Academies
  • United Student Aid Funds, Inc.
  • Alverez and Marsal, LLC
  • Peter N.G. Schwartz Management Company
  • Target Corporation
  • Global Demandwidth, LLC
  • Politeview, Inc.
  • Mathematical Association of America
  • Global Cast, LLC
  • The West Orem Group
  • Laboratory Institute of Merchandising

Lobbied On: 110 H.R.5715: Ensuring Continued Access to Student Loans Act of 2008

Education Issues Lobbied On: “Monitor education issues on behalf of the client. Identify collaborative opportunities and ways for Target to work with the Administration to promote educational programs and events. Facilitate meeting with Department of Education Undersecretary Sara Martinez-Tucker to talk about Re-Authorization of HEA, including community colleges.” & “No Child Left Behind reauthorization and the proposed state growth model assessment pilots.”

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