Leo Hindery
Leo Hindery

Leo Hindery, who founded the Yes Network in 2001 as the cable home of the New York Yankees, hired Gephardt Group Government Affairs related to work regarding infrastructure funding.

Walt Disney Co. in March sold the 80 percent ownership position of Yes that it acquired via the acquisition of 21stCentury Fox for $3.5B.

Earlier, Hindery headed cable giant Tele-Communications Inc, which was merged into AT&T in 1999.

Hindery registered Trine Acquisition Corp, a blank check company, with the Securities and Exchange Commission in December.

It went public last month, raising more than $260M to invest in the media, communications and technology sectors.

Dick Gephardt, former Democratic speaker of the House, heads the four-member team that works for Hindery.

That group includes Tom O’Donnell, chief of staff to Congressman Gephardt, and Christina Hamilton, CoS to Congressman David Obey.

Hindery has long ties to the Democratic party. He was senior economic advisor for John Edwards’ president run and economic/trade advisor to Barack Obama’s campaign.