Brian Hudson is the founder and Managing Principal of The Hudson Group, LLC, a government relations and lobbying firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. He has worked in and around state and local government relations and politics for more than 20 years both in Georgia and around the United States. Consistently ranked as one of the top lobbyists in Georgia, including being named the #2 registered lobbyist in 2023 by James Magazine, Brian is considered one of the best in his field.
Brian established his practice in 2005 with the goal of building 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.
Since starting his practice in 2005, Brian has guided Fortune 500 corporations, national and state trade associations, non-profit organizations and small businesses through various legislative, political and regulatory battles at the Georgia State Capitol and various other states. He has led lobbying campaigns that resulted in the passage of countless pieces of legislation on behalf of clients and helped position clients to secure tens of millions of dollars in procurement contracts and appropriations. In addition to providing counsel to his clients, Brian is often called upon by national organizations, governmental leaders and political candidates for his expertise and strategic insight on lobbying, policy and political matters.
Prior to starting his firm, Brian 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 South, Midwest and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Previously he worked as a senior legislative analyst and head of the southeastern office for MultiState Associates, Inc. Brian also served in the Washington DC office of Georgia Congressman Jack Kingston and on a congressional campaign in West Georgia.
Brian served as the Past Chairman of the Government Relations Task Force for the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and currently serves on the advisory board for Georgia Music Partners, 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.
Brian is a graduate of The University of Georgia where he studied political science. In addition to his political interests, he is a professional musician, studio drummer and voting member of The GRAMMYs. He and his wife, Mandy, have three boys and reside just outside of Atlanta on Lake Oconee.