Bud Cramer, a nine-term Democratic Congressman from Alabama who left the House in 2009, has moved to FTI Consulting in Washington as a managing director in its strategic communications operation.

bud cramerHe joins FTI's public affairs operation and will focus on government affairs assignments. FTI acquired lobbying shop C2 Group in March 2013 to boost its lobbying and PA capabilities.

Cramer, a Blue Dog Democratic during his time on the Hill, represented Alabama's 5th Congressional district before declining to seek another term in 2008. He has been chair of Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates and vice chair of Capitol Hill Consulting Group since leaving the House.

FTI strategic communications chief Ed Reilly praised Cramer's "deep understanding of the intersection of market forces and government policy."