Brian Looby Joins McGuireWoods Consulting; Groome Promoted

October 15, 2013

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Looby joins the firm after spending the past two years at the Georgia Department of Community Health where he served as chief of the Division of Healthcare Facility Regulation. He will focus his practice on healthcare related matters.
“We are pleased to welcome Brian to the Georgia team,” said Brad Alexander, senior vice president and head of the Georgia Government Relations team. “Brian’s knowledge of and experience with Georgia’s healthcare system will be a tremendous asset to both current and prospective clients.”
While with the Department of Community Health, Looby was responsible for all program functions within the division which included the licensing, inspection and certification of a variety of health care facilities, services and professionals for compliance with the Department’s rules and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Conditions of participation. He is also an attorney who served as general counsel for the Medical Association of Georgia in 2011.
Ms. Groome has been with the firm since 2008 and was the first member of the Georgia Government Relations team. She specializes in providing counsel and strategic advice to help clients meet their corporate and public affairs objectives. Prior to joining the firm, she was director of government affairs for Waste Management, Inc., where she supported lobbyists in 12 Southeastern states and worked with them to enact and defeat legislation that impacted the waste industry.
“Ashley has been a critical source of continuity, wisdom and experience as we continue to grow the Georgia office,” said Mark Bowles, executive vice president and head of McGuireWoods Consulting’s State Government Relations practice. “Her promotion is well deserved and a direct reflection of her extraordinary work ethic and commitment to client service.”
Founded in 1998, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC is a full-service public affairs firm offering government relations, strategic communications & grassroots, infrastructure and economic development services and national and multistate strategies. McGuireWoods Consulting is a subsidiary of McGuireWoods LLP and is ranked in the Top 20 of The National Law Journal’s latest ” Influence 50,” an annual report of the top public affairs firms in Washington, D.C. McGuireWoods Consulting has offices in Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia, Tysons Corner, Virginia, Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh, North Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, Springfield, Illinois, Austin, Texas and Bucharest, Romania.  For more information, visit McGuireWoods Consulting’s website at