Brian Hudson has worked in and around state government relations and politics for more than 15 years and is recognized among policy makers and colleagues as a trustworthy, knowledgeable and hard working advocate for his clients. He has been ranked among the top five lobbyists in Georgia by James Magazine and as a “Power Player at the Capitol” by the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Since starting his practice in 2005, Hudson has guided Fortune 500 corporations, trade associations, non-profit organizations and municipal governments through various legislative, political and regulatory battles at the Georgia State Capitol and has advised CEOs and senior executives of major corporations, small businesses and other organizations on their public policy issues. In addition to providing counsel to his clients, Brian is often called upon by governmental leaders and political candidates for his expertise on policy and political issues.
Prior to forming his consulting practice, Hudson served as a regional government relations manager for The Home Depot where he was responsible for managing and implementing government relations and legislative strategies in the southeastern United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During his tenure at The Home Depot Hudson garnered many victories for the company that helped drive sales and reduce regulatory burdens.
Previously Hudson worked on a Congressional campaign in West Georgia and later moved to Washington, D.C. where he worked in the office of Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston (R). After a brief stint on Capitol Hill, he served as a senior analyst and head of the southeastern office for MultiState Associates, Inc., a national state and local government relations consulting firm.
In addition to his public affairs experience in Georgia, Hudson has extensive national experience working on complex issues in multiple states and U.S. territories and with several legislative groups including the National Conference of State Legislatures, the American Legislative Exchange Council and the State Legislative Leaders Foundation.
Hudson currently serves on the advisory board for Georgia Music Partners, as the Chairman of the Government Relations Committee for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), on the board of directors for the Georgia Professional Lobbyists Association and is active with the Georgia Chamber Governmental Affairs Council. In the community, he has served on the board of directors for Research Atlanta (now the Regional Atlanta Civic League) and the Georgia Partnership for Caring Foundation, helped build Habitat for Humanity homes and KABOOM! Playgrounds and regularly provides music education to school children.
He is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he studied political science. In addition to his political interests, Brian is an accomplished drummer and musician and enjoys playing golf and mountain biking. He and his wife, Mandy, have three boys and reside in Milton, Georgia.