Former CIA Station Chief Joins BGR Group Board

Ed Mathias and Daniel Hoffman

Government affairs and PR firm BGR Group has named two new members to its advisory board in a move company officials say will better serve clients across a range of issues.

The newest members of the board are Ed Mathias, managing director of the Carlyle Group, and Daniel Hoffman, former station chief with the CIA.

Mathias and Hoffman join John McIntyre, co-founder and president of RealClearPolitics, on the board, which provides strategic advice and counsel to BGR clients across business, policy and geopolitics.

BGR Group, LLC, is a bipartisan government affairs and public relations firm whose clients include Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, nonprofits, academic institutions, hospitals, and foreign, state and local governments.

The additions to the board were announced BGR Group President Bob Wood.

“Ed Mathias’ decades of experience in investing around the world and his deep understanding of business and geopolitical influences will serve BGR and its clients well as they seek to deal with the evolving relationships between the U.S. government, U.S. businesses and the worldwide marketplace,” Wood said.

Mathias, who has extensive global relationships in the financial community, was instrumental in the founding of The Carlyle Group, where he sits on several of the firm’s investment committees and advises Carlyle’s senior management.  

“In a dangerous and complicated world, Daniel Hoffman’s decades of experience and understanding of the nuances of far flung capitals will better inform BGR clients as they make important business decisions,” Wood said.

In addition to his position at the CIA, Hoffman’s government resume includes service in the U.S. military and in the Defense, State and Commerce departments.

“The combination of McIntyre, Mathias, Hoffman and the entire BGR team represents the most seasoned group of issue-based leaders at any firm in Washington,” said BGR Group Founding Partner Haley Barbour. “Our clients have come to rely on the deep expertise of our professionals. With the addition of this outstanding Advisory Board, we will continue to serve our clients at the highest level. BGR is proud of its twenty-seven-year history and we look forward to providing the best advice to our clients as they make complicated decisions for their businesses and institutions.”