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Hal W. Bloom

As the founding principal of The Bloom Group, Hal W. Bloom brings our clients more than 30 years of experience in politics, with an in-depth understanding of the legislative process as well as the inner workings of state agencies. His leadership and the qualified team he’s assembled ensure that clients always get professional services that yield real results. A seasoned and respected veteran in his field, Hal was chosen as one of the top lobbyists by The Montgomery Advertiser.

Of Note: Hal authored parts of the section on lobbying in “The Legislative Process: A Handbook for Alabama Legislators,” which is used as an orientation guide for the Alabama Legislature.

Key Areas of Expertise
Insider knowledge of the legislative process
Political coalition building
Public and governmental finance
Strategizing for and managing political campaigns

Key Professional Experience
Key legislative strategist, executive assistant, and chief of staff to a two-term Speaker of
the House
Worked with reapportionment committee of Alabama Legislature
Legislative Liaison, League of Municipalities Committee on State and Federal Legislation
Former member of National Council of State Legislators, Committee on State Legislation
Senior governmental affairs officer, public finance officer, and investment banker
supervisor for a major statewide bank
An investment banker for a top Southeast investment firm

Key Issue Areas
Environmental, particularly solid waste disposal and clean water
Higher education
K-12 education (working closely with the Alabama State Department of Education)
Municipal governing
Municipal bond issues
Government funding
Banking, investments, and finance
Commercial leasing
Industrial relations and labor
Prevailing wage
State budget and taxation—business and municipal

Professional & Community Affiliations/Honors
Member, President’s Cabinet, The University of Alabama
Member, Board of Visitors, The University of Alabama Honors College
Member, Committee of 100, The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary International
Alumni Achievement Award, University of West Alabama
Member, The Society of the Golden Key, University of West Alabama
Member and Secretary, Board of Trustees, University of West Alabama
Chairman, Athletic Committee, University of West Alabama
Consultant, State Tax Reform Study Commission
Former Chairman, Advisory Board, Baptist Medical Center-East
Former Member, Board of Directors, Alabama Industry and Manufacturers Association
Former Member, Board of Directors, Alabama-Guatemala Partners of the Americas
Past President, Montgomery Rotary Club
Former Chairman, Board of Directors, The University of West Alabama Foundation
Former Member, Board of Directors, The Central Alabama Cancer Society
Former Member, Board of Directors, State Historical Commission
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals
Strathmore’s Who’s Who

B.S., Business and Commerce, University of West Alabama
Graduate, Chamber of Commerce Executive Institute, University of Georgia

The Bloom Group, Inc.

401 Adams Avenue, Suite 710
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Telephone: (334) 244-8948
Fax: (334) 213-0688

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