Develops and executes government affairs and communications strategies for clients in the firm’s Food & Agriculture practice with a focus on food, agriculture and telecommunications.
Professional Staff for the Senate Committee for Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan), policy advisor under President Obama’s Domestic Policy Council & Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Proud Iowan, Kansas Jayhawk (Rock Chalk!), Liverpool fan and wannabe chef. Lives in Washington, D.C. with wife, Lauren, dogs Toby and Sparty.
As a Managing Director for FGS Global’s Food & Agriculture practice in D.C., Kevin Bailey works with a wide array of corporate, non-profit and coalition clients, helping them manage advocacy and reputational campaigns as well as providing them with public policy and strategic communications advice. Kevin joined Finsbury Glover Hering from the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, where he served as Professional Staff to Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Michigan).
As Professional Staff on the Senate Agriculture Committee, Kevin handled a wide portfolio including rural development, energy and sustainability, telecommunications and rural broadband, appropriations/budget, immigration and the CFTC. Kevin played an integral role in negotiating the historically bipartisan Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, where he developed and coordinated Ranking Member Stabenow’s legislative strategy to address issues related to the rural economy, broadband, energy and sustainability, and the bioeconomy. This included staff and Member-level negotiations, consultations with USDA, and discussions with various interest groups, NGOs, and public and private entities.
Prior to joining the Senate Agriculture Committee, Kevin served more than six years during the Obama administration at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House Domestic Policy Council, where he managed the president’s White House Rural Council and focused on agriculture, sustainability, energy, rural development, telecommunications and immigration issues.
Kevin was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa, and holds his BA in History and Political Science from the University of Kansas. Kevin lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Lauren, and two dogs, Toby and Spartan.