Former ITR chief lands @ Whitaker firm

Ed Failor, Junior, is the former head of Iowans for Tax Relief and an advisor to Pawlenty 2012. He is now COO of a new venture that involves Matt Whitaker. Whitaker used to be Iowa co-chair of Pawlenty 2012; he’s now state co-chair of Perry 2012.  See details below. 

Whitaker Strategy Group to Offer Lobbying and Consulting

Former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker is starting a new venture, Whitaker Strategy Group, a lobbying and consulting practice.  Ed Failor, Jr. will serve as Chief Operating Officer.

“We intend to establish a model that promotes business and job growth in Iowa by assisting clients as they navigate the path to success in Iowa.”, Whitaker said.

Whitaker served as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Iowa from 2004-2009.  He is a graduate of the University of Iowa Law School and also is the managing partner of a Des Moines law firm.

Failor commented, “It’s exciting to work toward helping clients find success in Iowa in the government relations arena.”.

Ed Failor, Jr. most recently served as President of Iowans for Tax Relief.  He held a number of positions, including lobbyist, for the organization over the last 16 years.

Whitaker Strategy Group is located in Des Moines.

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