Brian Hudson is the founder and Managing Principal of The Hudson Group, LLC. When he formed his practice in 2005, his goal was to build a first class bi-partisan consulting firm that is equal strength in politics, policy, relationships, access, advocacy and passion for his clients. Over the years, that vision has elevated The Hudson Group to one of the top lobbying firms in Georgia.
Brian Hudson has worked in and around state government relations and politics for more than 20 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 lobbyists in Georgia and as a “Power Player at the Capitol” by several major publications in Georgia.
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 numerous states in the South and Midwest 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 recently served on Governor Brian Kemp’s Inaugural Executive Committee, Kemp for Governor Finance Committee and also serves as the Immediate Past Chairman of the Government Relations Task Force 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 and the Metro Atlanta Chamber’s Business Advisory Council.
He is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he studied political science. in addition, Brian is a professional musician, studio drummer and voting member of The GRAMMYs and enjoys playing golf, paddle boarding and mountain biking. He and his wife, Mandy, have three boys and reside at Lake Oconee, Georgia.