Personnel note: Becker & Poliakoff hires fmr. Bob Graham staffer Amanda Wood

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Amanda Wood has joined Becker & Poliakoff, the firm announced Monday.

Wood will serve as senior government relations consultant in the firm’s D.C. office. She joins the firm from the Ferguson Group, where she worked on federal funding, authorizations, policy, and regulatory changes for clients. She’s also a veteran of Capitol Hill, where she served as legislative director to former Florida Sen. Bob Graham.

In her new role, Wood will focus on assisting clients with federal funding needs.

Via POLITICO Influence.

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