Wayne L. Berman

Global Head of Government Affairs at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Wayne L. Berman

Wayne L. Berman

Global Head of Government Affairs at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Career Highlights

United States Department of Commerce
Berman Enterprises LLC

RelSci Relationships

6665

Number of Boards

10

Birthday

1956 - Rochester, NY, United States

Age

65

Number of Awards

5

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Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Former President at Blackstone Alternative Credit Advisors LP

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Senior Managing Director, Finance at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Private Equity Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Real Estate at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Senior Managing Director, Real Estate at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Global Head of Government Affairs at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
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Education
B.A. in History

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, also commonly known as the University of Buffalo (abbreviated UB), University of Buffalo or SUNY Buffalo, is a public research university with multiple campuses located in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. The university was founded in 1846 as a private college, but in 1962 was absorbed into the State University of New York (SUNY) system. By enrollment, UB is the largest of SUNY's four comprehensive university centers, and also the largest public university in the northeastern United States (comprising New York state and the New England region). In addition, by either endowment or research funding, UB is also the largest one of SUNY's four comprehensive flagship university centers.

Attendee

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

Career History
Global Head of Government Affairs
Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Advisor
Current

Highstar Capital is an independent, owner-operated infrastructure investment firm with an operationally focused, value-added investment strategy. Since 2000, the Highstar Team has managed approximately $7.8 billion on behalf of our managed funds and co-investors, including investments in energy infrastructure, environmental services infrastructure, infrastructure, and transportation infrastructure.

Managing Director
Prior - 2012

OGR represents leading corporations and institutions with legislative and regulatory concerns. We have expertise in the full range of policy issues debated in Washington, including energy, healthcare, transportation, financial services, technology, defense and tax policy. OGR represents dozens of large corporations and major trade associations with broad agendas. We also assist smaller companies and non-profits with very specific and target objectives. We have a proven track record of success affecting the decisions made by federal legislators and regulatory agencies. We represent domestic and foreign entities involved in CFIUS transactions and related proceedings and we often work with law firms representing our clients in litigation support. We work closely with media and public relations firms doing grassroots work, coalition building, crisis response and reputation management. Collaborative Process We are committed to the core value that all of OGR’s clients have access to our entire lobbying team. We work in a collaborative fashion where all of our resources are called upon as required to serve the needs of our clients. We don’t have junior associates handling our clients’ business. Our lobbyists offer high-level strategic thinking with an understanding that effective representation in Washington requires “boots on the ground.” We approach our work with the discipline of a political campaign, bringing the immediate objectives in alignment with broader defined outreach initiatives. Political Engagement All of our lobbyists are engaged in the business of politics. We are involved with national campaign organizations such as the DNC, RNC, DSCC, NRSC, DCCC and NRCC, as well as with Congressional member organizations and caucuses. We provide senior level counsel to members of Congress and candidates for public office and we develop political outreach strategies for our clients, including PAC management and guidance on the allocation of political resources. Discretion We recognize that effective representation for many of our clients requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. And we realize that as agents to our clients, our activities and can reflect on their reputation and brand. As such, our lobbyists are fastidious in their adherence to all disclosure and reporting requirements related to lobbying and campaign contributions and to make sure that our clients are properly advised on current laws and regulations.

Boards & Committees
Chairman, Board of Directors
Prior - 2012

OGR represents leading corporations and institutions with legislative and regulatory concerns. We have expertise in the full range of policy issues debated in Washington, including energy, healthcare, transportation, financial services, technology, defense and tax policy. OGR represents dozens of large corporations and major trade associations with broad agendas. We also assist smaller companies and non-profits with very specific and target objectives. We have a proven track record of success affecting the decisions made by federal legislators and regulatory agencies. We represent domestic and foreign entities involved in CFIUS transactions and related proceedings and we often work with law firms representing our clients in litigation support. We work closely with media and public relations firms doing grassroots work, coalition building, crisis response and reputation management. Collaborative Process We are committed to the core value that all of OGR’s clients have access to our entire lobbying team. We work in a collaborative fashion where all of our resources are called upon as required to serve the needs of our clients. We don’t have junior associates handling our clients’ business. Our lobbyists offer high-level strategic thinking with an understanding that effective representation in Washington requires “boots on the ground.” We approach our work with the discipline of a political campaign, bringing the immediate objectives in alignment with broader defined outreach initiatives. Political Engagement All of our lobbyists are engaged in the business of politics. We are involved with national campaign organizations such as the DNC, RNC, DSCC, NRSC, DCCC and NRCC, as well as with Congressional member organizations and caucuses. We provide senior level counsel to members of Congress and candidates for public office and we develop political outreach strategies for our clients, including PAC management and guidance on the allocation of political resources. Discretion We recognize that effective representation for many of our clients requires the ability to maintain strict confidentiality and discretion. And we realize that as agents to our clients, our activities and can reflect on their reputation and brand. As such, our lobbyists are fastidious in their adherence to all disclosure and reporting requirements related to lobbying and campaign contributions and to make sure that our clients are properly advised on current laws and regulations.

Director
2002 - Prior

Tutor Perini Corp. engages in the provision of construction services. It operates though the following business segments: Civil, Building, and Specialty Contractors. The Civil segment specializes in public works construction and the replacement and reconstruction of infrastructure across the major geographic regions of the United States. The Building segment offers services to a number of specialized building markets for private and public works customers, including hospitality and gaming, transportation, health care, commercial offices, government facilities, sports and entertainment, education, correctional facilities, biotech, pharmaceutical, industrial, and high-tech. The Specialty Contractors segment covers electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC, fire protection systems and pneumatically placed concrete for a full range of civil and building construction projects in the industrial, commercial, hospitality and gaming, and mass-transit end markets. The company was founded by Bonfiglio Perini in 1918 and is headquartered in Sylmar, CA.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

Lane McVicker LLC provides personal lines property and casually insurance to high net worth client. The company was founded by Keith McVicker in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Director
Current

The Private Equity Growth Capital Council, based in Washington, DC, is an advocacy, communications and research organization and resource center established to develop, analyze and distribute information about the private equity and growth capital investment industry and its contributions to the national and global economy. The Private Equity Growth Capital Council is an association of firms committed to developing long-term value by investing in and building enduring companies through the alignment of interests between investors and management and providing financial, operational and strategic resources and direction. Through this approach, our member firms provide superior investment returns to pension plans, university endowments, charitable foundations and other investors. In addition to delivering superior investment returns, our member firms are committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity and acting in a way that enhances the reputation of our industry. The Private Equity Growth Capital Council represents the shared interests of our member firms. We seek to engage the public, policy makers, the media, and other stakeholders in our industry by developing information about the contribution of private equity and growth capital in the economy and by advocating policies that encourage responsible investment, access to capital, economic growth and job creation.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

The Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is a unique nonpartisan, nonprofit policy and education organization that applies strategic thinking and the leadership lessons of history to critical national challenges and opportunities. Founded in 1965, the Center is the only organization that systematically examines past successes and failures of the Presidency and relates its findings to present challenges and opportunities. Today, both the Executive and Legislative Branches are highly compartmentalized, which is the enemy of strategic thinking, action, and the best use of resources. In addition, the nation is polarized, even though public opinion polls show a desire to break down barriers and face our nation's real public policy issues. Lessons learned from past American experiences offer insights on how to deal with these challenges.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative from New York's 1st District, Lee Zeldin

$2,800
2019

Senator at Office of the Senator from Georgia, David Perdue

$2,700
2018

Political Commentator at Cable News Network, Inc.

Awards & Honors
2015
The Hill - Top Lobbyists, Corporate
2014
The Hill - Top Lobbyists, Corporate
2013
The Hill - Top Lobbyists, Corporate
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