Ferox Strategies, a 2019 Bloomberg Government top performing lobbying firm, is proud to announce that Kamal Patel, former Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) has joined the bipartisan firm as a Director. Kamal brings five years of legislative, administrative, and communications experience from Capitol Hill to the growing Ferox team.
“I could not be more excited and thankful for the opportunity to join such a highly regarded lobby firm and qualified team at Ferox—all the punch of some bigger shops but with the hustle of a startup” said Kamal Patel, Director at Ferox Strategies. “With such a noteworthy portfolio of clients, Ferox stood out to me as I transitioned off the Hill. At the end of the day, it was a no brainer to join Cristina, Mark, and the rest of the Ferox team.”
With a family background in business development, Patel learned the workings of Washington under Mac Thornberry, the widely respected Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. During his time on Capitol Hill, Patel ran point on developing initiatives across a plethora of key legislative issues including financial services, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure, labor, and energy. Prior to his time with Chairman Thornberry, Patel cut his teeth as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX). A native Texan and second generation Indian American, Kamal’s professional diversity also includes the completion of the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program.
“Kamal’s hustle, problem-solving, and network will be valuable to our already hardworking team,” said Cristina Antelo, Ferox’s founding Principal. “He has an amazing understanding of the legislative process, especially appropriations and the NDAA, Capitol Hill politics and DC personalities and has an overall savvy that will really help elevate and benefit our clients. Ferox is thrilled to have him join our fast-growing team.”