GrayRobinson Welcomes Elizabeth Blair Hancock to Government Affairs and Lobbying Practice

Hancock Comes to GrayRobinson from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Washington, DC – February 8, 2021 – GrayRobinson, P.A. (GrayRobinson) today announced Elizabeth “Blair” Hancock, who most recently worked in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will join the firm’s government affairs and lobbying practice as a federal legislative consultant in the Washington, DC office. Hancock can be reached at blair.hancock@gray-robinson.com.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Blair Hancock to our federal government affairs and lobbying practice,” said President and CEO Dean Cannon, who serves as the chair of the firm’s government affairs and lobbying practice group. “Blair’s network and knowledge from serving inside both our nation’s and Florida’s Capitol will be a valuable asset to our clients.  We are excited to have her as a part of our team and we look forward to seeing her continue to develop her career here at GrayRobinson.”

“Blair brings a unique blend of federal and state political experience to the team through which she has developed a network of key relationships with government officials and staff that will greatly benefit our clients,” said Washington, DC, Managing Shareholder Doyle Bartlett. “We couldn’t have asked for a better addition and we are looking forward to having her as an integral part of our team for years to come.”

Hancock will primarily focus her work on assisting the federal lobbying team with developing government relations strategies at both the state and federal level. Her experience includes handling congressional relations for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations, where she ensured the accurate presentation of the Department’s views before 300 plus congressional offices in 30 states. She also gained experience at the Federal Office of Florida Governor Rick Scott in Washington, DC; served as a legislative fellow for the Florida House of Representatives Economic Affairs Committee; and worked for the University of Florida (UF) Office of Federal Relations, where she collaborated with congressional members and staff to develop actionable items that positively impacted UF and the higher education community.

“Since I started my career, I’ve had the great fortuity to be a part of both public and private sector teams, where I was able to build a wide network of relationships at the federal and state level of government,” said Hancock. “In the political world, connectivity, strategy, and access is everything – and I couldn’t be more proud to have this opportunity to join such an esteemed team.”

Hancock received a Master of Science in Public Administration from Florida State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Management from UF.


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