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Bruce Bereano


bereano-bruceBruce Bereano didn’t invent lobbying in Annapolis. It just seems that way.

For 50 years he has been roaming the halls of the State House and legislative office buildings, meeting with aides and lawmakers, dropping in post-legislative session happy hours, schmoozing at receptions and fundraisers.

Routinely in the top three or four earners among the state capital’s lobbying corps, he’s earned a reputation as a man who knows where the levers of power are and how to get them pushed.

Bereano doesn’t land a lot of the major corporate players or industry groups these days, but the range of his clients – 57 in the most recent filing – reflects his longevity.

What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in your career?

The critical and essential importance of developing and keeping genuine and sincere relationships with people.

What’s been your biggest success?

I have been blessed to have many. The biggest generally is that for my clients I have been able to successfully serve them and perform the services that I have been hired to perform.

Who have been the biggest mentors in your career?

1) M. Albert Figinski, Esq.; 2) Hon. Steny H. Hoyer; 3) James Doyle Jr.; 4) Hon. Marvin Mandel

What do you do to unplug in your free time?

Candidly, I am never really unplugged.

This profile is part of The Daily Record's Power 100 list for 2021. Information used in this profile was sourced from the honoree. See the full list at or in our digital edition.