January 31, 2008 - Annapolis, MD
TBG Hires Well Known Lobbyist
The Barbour Group (TBG) has hired lobbyist Gil Genn of the government relations firm Genn & Murphy, LLC.
Genn represented the 16th Legislative District in the Maryland House of Delegates from 1987 until 1999 when he voluntarily decided not to seek reelection and return to the private sector.
During his term, Genn was Chair of the House Judiciary Criminal Justice Subcommittee and served 8 years together with then Delegate, now former Governor Bob Ehrlich, on the House Judiciary Committee. In addition, Genn’s colleagues from his 16th Legislative District are former Delegate Nancy Kopp, the current State Treasurer and Senator Brian Frosh, Chairman of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee.
Genn's first term seatmate is the Comptroller, Peter Franchot. Both Kopp and Franchot are two of the three votes, in addition to Governor Martin O'Malley, on the State Board of Public Works voting on final authorization of all substantial State Contracts and Investments. Genn was asked by Governor-Elect O’Malley to serve on his transition team for the new Administration.
“Gil is a great addition to our leadership team and I am looking forward to working with him,” says Karen Barbour, president, TBG. “As a former Legislator, he is intimate with both sides of the aisle, providing us with immediate access to the critical decision makers we need. He will be our eyes and ears in Annapolis, alerting us to any proposed legislation that could negatively affect the construction industry and the Maryland small business community.”