Hatch Aide Jumps to D.C. Lobbying Shop

Hatch communications director Antonia Ferrier is leaving the Senate to work for Washington, D.C. lobbying firm Forbes-Tate.

Politico’s Influence newsletter says Ferrier will be the firm’s senior vice president. Sen. Hatch heaped praise on his departing staffer:

The Utah Republican described Ferrier as “one of my most trusted and loyal advisers” and praised her for not only anticipating problems, but solving them. Ferrier has worked for a number of GOP lawmakers, including then-Senate Majority LeaderBill Frist (Tenn.) and Sen. Olympia Snowe (Maine). She has also worked for Sen. Roy Blunt(Mo.), when he was House minority whip, and Speaker John Boehner, when he was House minority leader. Forbes-Tate founding partner Jeff Forbes described Ferrier as a triple threat — “experience, policy know-how and relationships.” At the firm, she is expected to focus on tax, health care and Judiciary Committee issues. Forbes-Tate clients include: Oracle,Genentech,Options Clearing Corporation and Comcast.