By Megan R. Wilson - 05/30/14 05:20 PM EDT
A longtime aide on the House energy and commerce panel is leaving to join the Bayer, the agriculture and healthcare giant.
Brian McCullough, who is listed on financial records as a senior professional staff member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, told friends, colleagues and contacts in a goodbye email sent on Friday afternoon.
“It took a great opportunity and a great company to pull me away from the committee,” he wrote. “But it happened and I am very excited to join Bayer beginning Monday.”
His title is the director, operations government relations, he told The Hill in an email.
He worked on the committee during the tenure of four Republican chairmen, according to the email.
“A lot of years, too many people to thank. Suffice it to say it has been an honor and privilege serving our country working for the Energy and Commerce Committee and the chairmen I served,” he said. “My sincerest thanks to Chairmen [Thomas] Bliley, [Billy] Tauzin, [Joe] Barton, and [Fred] Upton for that opportunity.”
-- Post updated on June 2, to include McCullough's title.