Qatar has signed a $30K monthly government affairs contract with Integrated Strategy Group, the firm co-founded by former Democratic Congressman and National Football League quarterback Heath Shuler.
The Arab state, which recently emerged from a political and economic blockade by a group led by Saudi Arabia, is using ISG for outreach to Biden administration officials and Congress on a broad range of public policy issues.
ISG’s Hayden Rogers, former chief of staff to Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shuler, handles the Qatar account.
The contract went into effect March 1.
Shuler had an outstanding college career as quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers, where he was SEC Football Player of the Year and runner-up for the 1993 Heisman Trophy.
His five-year NFL career with the Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and Oakland Raiders was a bust.
Shuler was elected to Congress in 2002 and retired in 2012 after his district was redrawn. He went on to serve as senior VP-federal governmental affairs at Duke Energy and is senior advisor to BakerHostetler.