In 2008, Nancy Nighswander, along with Bill Hanka
, and Primatologist Sian Evans appeared before the House Committee
to voice their opposition to the Captive Primate Safety Act.
is represents 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 private owners.
The Ferguson Group
William Hanka, Management Committee
Bill Hanka joined TFG 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 Purdue University and a J.D. from the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University.