Edward Fry from Chief of Staff for Snyder, Thornton, and Robinson passes

During his tenure as Chief of Staff for Representative Vic Snyder (1997-2007) Ray Thornton (1990-1996) and Tommy Robinson (1985-1989), each from Arkansas’ Second District, Ed acquired a specialized knowledge of public affairs and legislative strategy in the areas of appropriations, infrastructure, energy, insurance and economic development. In addition to his work as an advocate and lobbyist, Ed concentrated on federal grant applications, and as James Lee Witt Associates’s primary contact to executive agencies.

As Chief of Staff for Rep. Snyder, Ed directed legislative activities for the Congressman’s committees: Armed Services and Committee on Veterans Affairs. He managed media relations within the district and nation-wide, directing press releases, television and radio appearances, as well as internet communications. Ed served as liaison to the White House, the U.S. Senate and to Congressional leadership.

Ed also had extensive presidential, congressional and state election campaign experience. Ed held a J.D. from the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.

After a distinguished career of 30 years in politics and government, including 22 years of service on Capitol Hill Ed brought his broad experience, keen perspective and deep institutional knowledge to his last position as Director of Government Relations for James Lee Witt Associates LLC .

Ed Fry, passed away Thursday night after a battle with cancer.