Edward G. Hild is a principal in Buchanan’s government relations practice in Washington, D.C. Edward joined Buchanan after nearly 20 years on Capitol Hill, serving in various positions, most recently as chief of staff for U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and as legislative assistant, legislative director and deputy chief of staff for former U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM).
Ed began his Capitol Hill career in 1997 as a legislative correspondent for Sen. Domenici and then moved up to legislative assistant, legislative director, deputy chief of staff and chief counsel. After Senator Domenici’s retirement in 2008, Ed joined Senator Murkowski’s office as legislative director.
In 2011, he was promoted to chief of staff and served as Senator Murkowski’s principal advisor on all policy, legislative and campaign issues. Ed also ensured coordination between the Senator’s personal office, her staff on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and her staff on the Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee.
Ed also assisted the Senator regarding matters relevant to her memberships on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Indian Affairs Committee. During the 111th Congress, Ed was selected to participate in the Congressional leadership program as a John C. Stennis Congressional Staff Fellow where he worked to examine the issue of “Balancing Governing Responsibility and Campaign Politics.”
Ed has extensive experience in the authorization and appropriation processes in Congress, especially as it relates to the energy and natural resources industry and the defense industry.