AIC Adds Government Affairs and Communications Staff, Promotes Research Director

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the American Investment Council (AIC) announced the addition of Brad Bailey, Michael Lukso, and Andrew Shult to its staff, and the promotion of Jamal Hagler. Bailey, Lukso, and Shult – all Capitol Hill veterans – join AIC’s expanding government affairs and communications teams. AIC President and CEO Drew Maloney released the following comment about the new AIC team:

  • We are thrilled to welcome Brad, Michael, and Andrew to our growing AIC team, and to promote Jamal to his new position. They all are experienced, knowledgeable, and talented professionals who will help us successfully advocate for the industry and ensure that more decision makers understand private equity’s positive impact across the country. We are excited to have such a strong team in place as we continue to show how private equity builds better businesses, supports jobs, and strengthens pensions for American workers.”

Brad Bailey joins the AIC as Vice President of Government Affairs. Bailey most recently served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Previously, he worked for O’Rourke & Nappi, LLP as an attorney focusing on legislative and regulatory matters. Earlier in his career, he served on Capitol Hill for Speakers Paul Ryan (R-WI) and John Boehner (R-OH), and Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-OH). He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, and his LL.M. in Taxation and J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Michael Lukso joins the AIC as Director of Government Affairs. Lukso most recently served as Legislative Director for Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), and advised the Congressman on policy issues before the Financial Services Committee. Earlier in his career, he worked for Rep. John Delaney (D-MD.), Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL), Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC), and Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL).  He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrew Shult joined the AIC in December as Digital Director after serving as Digital Director for Vice President Mike Pence where he crafted digital strategy and messaging. Previously, Shult served as Digital Strategist for Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA). He serves as a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserve. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond.

Jamal Hagler has been promoted from Research Associate to Research Director and has been a member of the AIC staff since 2017. Previously, Hagler worked for the Center for American Progress as a Research Assistant. He received his bachelor’s degree from Howard University.