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Nathan Daschle Joins The Daschle Group as President and COO

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(Washington, D.C. / December 2, 2014) The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, announces the addition of Nathan Daschle, who joins as the group's president and chief operating officer. 

"Our vision is for The Daschle Group to be a leading resource for strategic counsel that will focus on finding the best solutions from both sides of the aisle to help our clients achieve their public policy goals," said Mr. Daschle. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with my father, along with the strong team of government relations and public policy professionals at Baker Donelson, to realize that vision." 

Former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD), The Daschle Group's founder and chief executive officer, said, "Throughout his career, Nathan has demonstrated an innovative approach and commitment to getting things done that will serve The Daschle Group well. I'm very proud to welcome him to our team and look forward to working with him to continue to build The Daschle Group."

Founded by Senator Daschle and leading law and government affairs firm Baker Donelson, The Daschle Group is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political issues.

Previously executive vice president for political strategy at Clear Channel Media & Entertainment, Nathan Daschle is also the founder and CEO of Ruck.us, a DIY website builder for political campaigns and non-profit organizations. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Daschle was the executive director of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA), which set numerous fundraising records and won a majority of its targeted races over the four-year period in which he led the organization. He previously served as DGA's counsel and director of policy. Mr. Daschle has served in the legislative affairs office of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees and the Natural Resources Defense Council. He also worked on the 1996 U.S. Senate campaign of Tom Strickland (D-CO). He was recently named to the 2014 edition of Campaigns & Elections' "The Influencers 50," and in 2010 was recognized as one of Time magazine's "40 Under 40" list of rising stars in American politics. 

"Nathan is a significant addition to The Daschle Group and will serve alongside Senator Daschle in shaping its strategic direction," said Sheila Burke, chair of the Baker Donelson Government Relations and Public Policy Group. "We're very fortunate to have such a powerful addition to our leadership team."

Scott Campbell, managing shareholder of Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. office and president of the Howard Baker Forum, added, "Nathan exemplifies the type of leadership and talent that will be the hallmark of The Daschle Group. We are confident that, as he, Senator Daschle and the other members of the team partner with our Government Relations and Public Policy Group, The Daschle Group will become the go-to firm for top-shelf policy counsel."

About The Daschle Group
The Daschle Group, A Public Policy Advisory of Baker Donelson, is a full-service strategic advisory firm that advises clients on a broad array of economic, policy and political issues. Founded by former U.S. Senator and Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle and leading law and government affairs firm Baker Donelson, The Daschle Group is dedicated to achieving the public policy goals of its clients through creative strategies that promote transparency, flexibility and innovation. The Daschle Group works with Baker Donelson's Government Relations and Public Policy Group, founded by former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, continuing Senator Baker's legacy of respectful discourse, principled compromise, bipartisanship and finding practical solutions to difficult public policy challenges facing the nation. 

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