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Another ex-Alexander & Cleaver lobbyist strikes out on his own

Davion Percy is launching his own lobbying firm. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

Davion Percy is launching his own lobbying firm. (The Daily Record/File Photo)

More changes in the Annapolis lobbying corps are happening as another former member of the now-defunct Alexander & Cleaver brand hangs up his own shingle.

Davion Percy, who previously served as the vice president of the government relations at Alexander & Cleaver, announced Thursday that he will go out on his own and form Percy Public Affairs.

The firm, which will initially be based in National Harbor, will later open an office in Annapolis and will focus on health care, public safety, intergovernmental, procurement, and energy sectors.

“It’s a privilege to bring over 10 years of service in both the executive and legislative branches of Prince George’s County Government by launching Percy Public Affairs,” said Percy. “My skills, passion, and experience allow me the opportunity to work on the issues that I am most passionate about, including public safety and health care, that affect the county and state that I call home – Prince George’s County and the state of Maryland. I intend to build a leading, national public affairs firm with a significant commitment to public impact matters.”

Percy spent the last nearly four years at Alexander & Cleaver lobbying the Prince George’s County government and later the General Assembly on issues that impact that county. He later broadened his work to include law enforcement body camera legislation, criminal justice, education and energy issues.

Prior to that, he spent a decade working in the legislative and executive branches of Prince George’s County government, including a stint as chief of staff to former County Council Member Karen Toles.

Percy is the latest former member of Alexander & Cleaver to go out on his own.

The Fort Washington-based law firm announced a month ago that it was selling it’s Annapolis-based lobbying shop, started more than three decades ago, to one of its lobbyists, Barbara Zektick.

The sale marked the final chapter of the once-venerable firm that over a tumultuous final two years experienced a number of departures and a series of bruising courtroom fights involving former employees and clients.

Zektick, who bought the firm for an undisclosed price, announced that Percy as well as Richard Reinhardt and Shannon Gahs would join her in the creation of a new firm unrelated to its former owners that would be known as Z & C LLC — Zektick & Collaborators. That firm formally opened on June 26 in Baltimore but is expected to have an Annapolis office in the future.

 

 

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