Former U.S. Congressman joins leading governmental
consulting firm’s Washington, D.C. office
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 firm’s 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 Wexler’s 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, Robert’s three decades of political experience will advance our work for international clients. We are pleased to welcome him to our office in the nation’s 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 bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Florida and a law degree from George Washington University.