Senior Advisor for Global Government Affairs, Blackstone Group; Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy
Wayne Berman is Senior Advisor for Global Government Affairs to the Blackstone Group. A highly regarded advisor on the management of political and legislative risk, government relations strategy, and both domestic and foreign policy, Mr. Berman has advised dozens of companies over his 35 years in Washington. He is a former chairman of Ogilvy Government Relations, one of the leading firms of its kind in the United States.
Mr. Berman’s public service includes a presidential appointment as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy and a variety of positions in eight Presidential political campaigns. He served as Senior Advisor for the Bush-Cheney Transition (2001), Vice Presidential Campaign Director for Dole-Kemp (1996), member of the Budget and Policy Priorities Committee of the Pataki Transition Team (1994), Deputy Director and Executive Producer of the 1992 Republican National Convention, Senior Staff and Director of Congressional Relations during the Bush Campaign (1988), and Deputy Director of the Reagan-Bush Transition Team (1981).
Mr. Berman received a B.A. in History from the University of Buffalo.