Wayne L. Berman

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Wayne L. Berman was a former Assistant Secretary of commerce and is now the Managing Director of the PR and lobbying form, Ogilvy Government Relations.[1]

Business Interests

He founded Berman Enterprises which merged with the Federalist Group January 2004[2] A biographical note states that "he is the Vice Chairman of JLT America, a London based international insurance brokerage. In the early 1990s, he served as a managing partner of America Mercantile Group, a private merchant bank. And he was the managing partner of a Washington consulting firm from 1985 to 1988."[1]


The Washington Post reported in July 2005 that Berman is a "Bush 'Ranger,' having raised at least $200,000 for the president's campaign. His wife, Lea, is the White House social secretary."[3]

A biographical note states that "Berman has played a substantive political role in just about every Republican presidential campaign of the last generation. He was a senior advisor to the Bush/Cheney transition in 2001, the vice presidential campaign director for Dole/Kemp and deputy director of the Republican National Convention in 1996, director of congressional relations during the Bush/Quayle campaign in 1988 and a deputy director of the Bush/Reagan transition team in 1981. He has served in a variety of fundraising capacities in every Republican presidential race since 1992."[1]

Past Affiliations

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Who We Are: Wayne L. Berman", Ogilvy Government Relations website, accessed March 2009.
  2. "Wayne L. Berman", Cheney Cardiovascular Institute website, accessed March 2009.
  3. Jonathan Weisman, "Bush Adviser Helped Law Firm Land Job Lobbying for CNOOC," Washington Post, July 12, 2005.
  4. "about layalina", Layalina Productions website, accessed March 2009.
  5. "Biographies", Republican Jewish Coalition website, accessed March 2009.

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