-In 2008, Nancy Nighswander, our federal legislation director, along with Bill Hanka met with the leaders of the US House Committee to voice their opposition to the bill, and UAPPEAL sent Primatologist Dr Sian Evans as our witness to give testimony in opposition of the Captive Primate Safety Act before the US House Subcommittee.
UAPPEAL hires Bill Hanka of Hanka Advisor, LLC to help guide us in the federal legislative arena and represent us in Washington.
We have worked closely with him over the past few years.
experience working with legislatures and his
sound advice have been instrumental in fighting legislation which negatively affects the non-traditional animal industry.
Hanka Advisor, LLC
Bill Hanka joined The Ferguson Group in 2000, bringing ten years of experience working in Congress and at the White House.
has applied his
knowledge of government and his
problem-solving abilities to his
work with city and county governments and joint power authorities to advance their federal appropriations, authorization, and regulatory agenda.
From helping to garner $17 million over two years in Federal Highway Administration dollars for a light rail project's right of way acquisition to authorizing $2 million in Department of Defense funds to establish a business incubator, Bill
enjoys creating innovative, creative solutions for his
Bill's government career included serving as deputy director of legislative affairs for Vice President Quayle from 1989 to 1993, legislative director for Congressman George Nethercutt from 1995 to 1997, and investigative counsel for the House Government Reform Committee from 1997 to 1998.
After leaving government service, Bill was of counsel to the firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, & Caldwell from 1998 to 2000, where he worked with a wide range of public and private sector clients on transportation and federal election issues.
Bill received his B.A. from PurdueUniversity and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at CatholicUniversity.
own firm, Hanka Advisor LLC.