October 17, 2011 | Issue #108

ABA’s Clyde Hart Honored As One Of Washington's Top Lobbyists

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Clyde Hart, ABA's Senior Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy, was named to Association Trends Magazine's list of Effective Association Lobbyists.

Association Trends publishes the list annually to honor the top lobbyists in Washington, D.C. This year's list is made up of lobbyists from the most powerful trade associations in the nation's capital including the Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, the American Bankers Association and the National Retail Federation.

The magazine asked Hart to spell out his philosophy on what makes an effective lobbyist. He told them "I have three rules for lobbying: One, tell the whole story, what is good and bad about your position and your solution. Two, always be honest in your dealings with congressional members, staff and your fellow lobbyists. Official Washington is a small world and your reputation is your only sword and your best shield. Three, the lobbyist who refuses to work with the "other side" on solutions to any issue is doing a disservice to his or her client." 

Click here to see the list.