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William Ferguson, Jr.
Founder and Chairman
“Ferguson and his firm wrote the book on lobbying for local governments.” The HIll, Best in the Business: Hired Guns

Bill Ferguson founded The Ferguson Group (TFG) in 1982, with specialties in local government, land use and water resources. Today, the firm is among the top 25 non-law, lobbying firms and represents more public agencies and public water agencies than any other firm in Washington. Bill represents private sector and local government clients in his specialty areas, including transportation, water and waste water infrastructure, wind energy, community and economic development, Department of Defense base reuse, and land use.


Bill excels at developing the underlying strategy that drives successful projects. Under Bill’s leadership, the company has been in the forefront of base reuse and redevelopment efforts nationwide. In 1985, three years before the current Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process was launched, Bill led TFG’s representation of a succession of companies and communities to include City of Novato, California, Hamilton Air Force Base, in Marin County and Mare Island, California.


Bill is a hands-on chairman - one who works tirelessly on behalf of the firm’s clients and is uncompromising about customer service and commitment to excellence. He established and maintains the highest ethical standards for the work of TFG.


Bill received a B.A. in History and Political Science from Michigan State University and attended the University of Southern California, Washington Public Affairs Center; Boston University, Department of Urban Affairs; and Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government.