Blank Rome Government Relations and Peduzzi Associates LTD Team Up in Synergistic Partnership

July 31, 2023

Blank Rome Government Relations LLC (“BRGR”) and Peduzzi Associates LTD (“PAL”) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that combines BRGR’s robust Capitol Hill network with PAL’s considerable defense procurement contacts to provide complementary and integrated services and value to companies and organizations currently doing, or seeking to do, business with the Department of Defense (“DoD”) and other agencies across the federal sector. This alliance combines the strength of BRGR’s formidable, bipartisan group of top lobbying and strategic communications professionals with PAL’s strong ties to acquisition policy managers at DoD and other government agencies. By combining our capabilities, we can open new doors to key decision makers.

BRGR is a full-service, bipartisan government affairs firm comprised of top lobbying and strategic advocacy professionals seasoned in managing national engagement campaigns. BRGR develops and implements multifaceted strategies to achieve policy and regulatory objectives in the U.S. Congress, state legislatures, and within federal and state agencies, and also provides legislative and regulatory advocacy including analysis, counsel, and liaison.

For over 28 years, PAL has successfully connected companies with the Department of Defense, the National Guard, federal agencies, and Capitol Hill. PAL’s primary goal is to support its clients in achieving their business development objectives by providing them with innovative approaches, unparalleled access, and focused, effective strategy. PAL is dedicated to ensuring that its clients’ mission systems, capabilities, and services are acquired and effectively utilized to protect the United States and its allies both domestically and abroad.

This partnership marks a significant milestone for both BRGR and PAL, starting a new chapter of growth as we work together to deliver predominant value, forge lasting relationships, and drive positive outcomes for the companies and organizations we serve. With the PAL-BRGR alliance, we offer a virtual “one-stop shop” where our thorough understanding of major legislative developments and outcomes on Capitol Hill is integrated with goals and opportunities in federal procurement and contracting to create a wholistic, comprehensive strategy for success.


“The BRGR team’s understanding of complex legislative and policy matters, combined with PAL’s seasoned team of former senior military officers, project managers, lobbyists, and strategic thinkers, will prove to be a valuable asset to our clients seeking guidance on critical procurement issues. Furthermore, our reputation for thought leadership and staying ahead of acquisition trends aligns seamlessly with PAL’s commitment to anticipating clients’ needs and providing up-to-date insights and strategies. This wealth of knowledge will enable us to deliver even more informed and comprehensive solutions to further our clients’ success,” said C.J. Zane, Managing Principal of Blank Rome Government Relations.

“We are excited to embark on this journey with Blank Rome Government Relations and are confident that our partnership will bring about transformative results for our clients. With shared values, a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to serving our clients’ best interests, we look forward to the endless possibilities this partnership holds,” said Garry C. Dean, Maj Gen (R), President of Peduzzi Associates LTD.


Colonel, USA, Retired Brett Criqui Joins Peduzzi Associates, Ltd as Associate, Army & Joint Programs

Alexandria, Virginia – Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. (PAL) is pleased to announce that Colonel (Ret) Brett Criqui has joined the PAL team as an Associate, Army & Joint Programs, effective April 10, 2023. 
Brett retired from the US Army with 27 years of service in the regular Army and Army National Guard. He successfully commanded at every echelon through his career including Deputy Brigade Commander. His broad aviation experience resulted in his designation as a Master Army Aviator, with 2700+ flights hours piloting the UH-1, UH-60, AH-64, T-34, and C-12 military aircraft. As a staff officer he managed strategic-level aviation programs for the NGB, HQDA and Secretary of the Army.
Brett is an accomplished Business Development professional in the aerospace industry with extensive expertise in the areas of innovative approaches, program management, and strategic planning. In his new role, Brett will support delivering strategy, access, and advocacy to PAL clients in the Army and Joint program sectors. 
“We are thrilled to welcome Brett to our team,” said Garry C. Dean, President of Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. “His impressive knowledge, talent, and relationships will be invaluable as we deliver value to our clients supporting their Army and Joint aviation-related programs objectives ahead”. 
“I am excited to join Peduzzi Associates, Ltd and look forward to working with such a talented and dedicated team,” said Colonel (Ret) Criqui. “I am confident that together we can make a significant impact on the defense industry and support our clients in achieving their strategic goals.” 

Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. Appoints Retired Air Force Major General Garry Dean as President

Alexandria, Virginia – Peduzzi Associates, Ltd. (PAL) is pleased to announce that as of 1 October 2021, Major General Garry Dean (USAF, Ret), who has served on the Board of Advisors for the last 4 years, will be named President.
General Dean brings over 30 years of senior leadership in Global Aerospace Operations, emphasizing integrity, trust, and respect.  As The Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, NATO Joint Force Command in Naples, Italy, he was responsible for all Intelligence, Operations, and Campaign Assessments for ongoing contingency operations in the Balkan, Mediterranean, Middle East, and North Africa regions. As Commander of 1st Air Force, he was responsible for all Air Force Disaster Response in North America. General Dean’s final assignment was Director of the National Guard Bureau Joint Staff. Upon retiring in 2015, he served as an International Airline Captain for Delta.
“I’m looking forward to working with General Dean as he leads PAL into its next great chapter,” said LTG Ray Palumbo (USA Ret.), who serves on the PAL Board of Advisors, “Garry is a proven leader of character and integrity, and he will build on the solid foundation that Pete Peduzzi formed all those years ago.  I’m looking forward to a very promising future for PAL serving the needs of our clients.”
Pete Peduzzi, former President, will continue to serve as Chairman and Founder. We cannot thank him enough for his vision and leadership throughout the past 26 years.