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Wayne Berman, the founder of an earlier lobbying firm, Berman Associates, is a lobbyist and currently Chairman of Ogilvy Government Relations, following the acquisition of the Berman Associates in January 2004. He was appointed Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Policy in January 1989 by President George Bush.
His wife is Lea Berman, who worked for Lynne Cheney in 2003 as her chief-of-staff, and then from 2004 as social secretary for George W. Bush, and from 2005 on as Special Assistant to the President.
The major U.S. power utility, Ameren spent $160,000 on Ogilvy Government Relations in 2008 and 40,000 so far in 2009. The registered lobbyists were Chris Giblin, Drew Maloney, Julie Dammann and John Green.