Judy Black is an independent contsultant working as a strategic consulting advisor with the firm’s Government Relations Department. She is recognized as one of the premier Republican lobbyists in Washington, DC, while also enjoying bipartisan relationships and respect throughout the federal government. For over a decade Judy has helped Fortune 500 companies, leading non-profits, and industry trade groups navigate and participate in the public policy process.
Prior to working as an independent consultant, Judy worked as a Policy Director with the firm. Prior to that, Judy co-owned and operated Evans and Black Capitol Strategies, a DC-based legislative and lobbying firm. Judy has also served as the senior vice president of government relations for Ticketmaster, where she established the company’s government relations office and directed all federal and state government affairs. Additionally, she held the position of senior vice president of government relations for the International Council of Shopping Centers.
Judy served in the White House from 1987 to 1989, where she was the Special Assistant to President Reagan for Intergovernmental Affairs. In that capacity, she was the liaison to the nation’s governors and other statewide elected officials.
Judy has also held positions as the secretary for the Republican National Convention (1984), a Reagan delegate at the 1984 Republican National Convention, and treasurer for the National Federation of Republican Women (1986-1987). In the 2008 presidential campaign, she volunteered as co-chairman of Women for McCain. Acknowledging her experience, Judy was asked in the 2012 presidential campaign to volunteer as Chairman of Women for Romney in Washington, DC.
Judy has been instrumentally involved in many successful efforts, including:
- On behalf of Z-Medica, a medical research company, Judy worked with Congress to ensure sufficient federal funds were allocated to the U.S. military for purchasing the company’s QuikClot hemostatic agent. QuikClot is now in widespread use in the military, in first responder and law enforcement units, and within various Homeland Security markets. The product is so effective that a military advisory committee recommended that all soldiers carry packets in their first-aid kits.
- Engaged Congress and the Department of Justice in forming a relationship with one of the largest non-profits in the United States focused on girl’s and women’s issues. Collaboration yielded the successful development and funding of three programs at the Department of Justice, focused on serving girls in non-traditional settings.
- Assisted a major health foundation in engaging Congress and federal stakeholders for over five years. Judy helped move the foundation’s issues to the forefront of health policy and successfully lobbied members to hold a hearing featuring testimony from the foundation. She subsequently worked with lawmakers to secure appropriations for the Office of the Surgeon General to conduct a study on the disease at issue.
Judy is also active in global affairs, with a well-known reputation for her work beyond the Beltway. She has been involved with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) since 1998 and currently serves as the secretary of the Board of Director. Judy has also served as Chairman of the Board for the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) and participated in delegations to China, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, South Korea, and other countries as a representative of the organization.