99. Barry Broad
Lobbyist Barry Broad, a deft lawyer and a strong labor advocate, is the chair of the Employment Training Panel, a body that’s been around since 1982, funded by employers, which provides job training and placement assistance to workers in a changing economy. Disliked by business and backed by labor, the Employment Training Panel is an important body in the labor-business world and Broad is at the heart of it. Broad’s clients include such heavy hitters the Teamsters Public Affairs Council, the Jockey Guild and the Unite Here International Union. Broad, by the way, is the Capitol’s answer to Ian Fleming: He’s an adventure-spy novelist of solid talent, and a friend of ours who admires his work says he writes a good read.
Updated Aug. 25, 2015