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 …

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22 Lobbyists Are Ranked Among the Most Influential for the First Time

“The influx of new blood in the legislature also has ushered in a record-setting group of 22 lobbyists ranked among the most influential for the first time,” says Amy Strecker, Policy Analyst at the Center who compiled the rankings. “The new faces include former legislators, liaisons for departments in Governor Perdue’s administration, and corporate lobbyists,” …

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