Former Perdue lobbyist starts own firm

Courtney Crowder, who worked for Gov. Bev Perdue as one of her lobbyists, says he left her office a few weeks ago to start his own firm, Crowder Consulting Co.

Crowder, who is in Charlotte for the Democratic National Convention, says he’ll do public relations and lobbying work. He was one of 22 lobbyists to land on the list of the most influential for the first time this year. Crowder ranked 28nd on the list, complied from an N.C. Center for Public Policy Research survey.

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