Kountoupes Denham hires Capitol Hill veteran

The boutique lobbying firm Kountoupes | Denham has added a former senior staffer for Sen. Mike EnziMichael (Mike) Bradley EnziSenate GOP urges Trump administration to work closely with Congress on NAFTA Congress must take steps to help foster children find loving families Singer Jason Mraz: Too much political 'combat' in Washington MORE (R-Wyo.) to its team.

Randi Reid, who will serve as a principal at the firm, spent several years with Enzi, most recently working as his legislative director and advising the lawmaker in his duties on the Senate Finance, and the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committees.

In a statement about her departure, Enzi called Reid a “rock solid” part of his staff.

“In an environment prone to partisanship, Randi has shown the ability to cut right through obstacles with her sincerity, sense of humor and natural charm,” he said. “We will miss her dearly but wish her and Kountoupes | Denham the best in their new adventure together."

In an announcement about Reid’s hire on Friday, the firm said that she managed the development and counseled the senator on landmark legislation, including ObamaCare and the Marketplace Fairness Act.

Lisa Kountoupes, the firm’s founder, and others said they were excited about the “stellar addition.”

“Randi Reid is a recognized leader among colleagues on both sides of the aisle and knows the Senate inside and out. She is highly regarded not only for her command of the issues but also for being a great coalition builder, and getting things done," said Lori Denham, a partner at the firm.

Prior to advising Enzi on policy, she held a similar role in the office of Rep. Michael BurgessMichael Clifton BurgessHouse approves 'right to try,' sends bill to Trump's desk Overnight Health Care: New allegations against VA nominee | Dems worry House moving too fast on opioid bills | HHS chief back in DC | FDA reexamines safety of controversial Parkinson's drug Top Dems on Energy and Commerce panel concerned House opioid push moving too quickly MORE (R-Texas), the chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. She helped Burgess form his congressional office and policies after being elected in 2003.

Reid also worked on the first Senate campaign of Texas Republican Sen. John CornynJohn CornynHouse easily passes prison reform bill backed by Trump Senate panel clears bill to bolster probes of foreign investment deals McConnell tells senators he might scrap August recess MORE in 2002 and the Bush-Cheney campaign in 2000.