WASHINGTON & MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of its ongoing expansion in response to a growing client demand, Becker & Poliakoff today announced the addition of Bert Gómez as Senior Corporate & Government Relations Director at its Washington, D.C., office. In this role, the noted industry executive will strengthen the firm’s federal lobbying team, a group of beltway insiders with a deep network and long-standing relationships across party lines and at all levels of federal and state governments.
Prior to joining the firm, Gómez served as senior vice president of government relations for Univision Communications, the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Gómez, who opened Univision’s Washington government relations office and PAC, is credited for elevating its relations and influence in the political, policy, and third-party outreach arenas. Before joining Univision in 2007, he spent over 20 years in varied corporate functions with RJR Nabisco, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and Dow Chemical Company.
“After 32 years in Corporate America and 25 of those as a corporate lobbyist, including the past 10 and a half years at Univision Communications Inc., I am excited to enter a new era and apply all my knowledge and capabilities to advance our clients’ interests at the prestigious firm of Becker & Poliakoff,” Gómez said. “For years, I have witnessed the excellence and leadership of Becker & Poliakoff and am excited to join such a dynamic firm that will provide a powerful platform for the next phase of my career.”
A native of Cuba, Gómez grew up in Miami, and is fluent in Spanish. He is a founding board member of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute and serves on its Chairman’s Circle and has also served two terms on the board of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He has worked with numerous national organizations and industry associations and has contributed as a speaker and guest lecturer on corporate lobbying and government relations.
Omar Franco, Becker & Poliakoff’s Washington, D.C., managing director, said: “Adding a distinguished powerhouse professional like Bert to our team further evidences our ongoing commitment to align our firm with the industry’s most brilliant minds, and we look forward to welcoming Bert to our team as we continue to expand in response to a growing client demand.”
Gómez received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami and a master’s in business administration from City University of Seattle.
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