Former Brooklyn Democratic Congressman Edolphus "Ed" Towns is providing strategic communications services to Ethiopia in his role as senior advisor at Grey Global Advisors.
During his 30 years in Congress, Towns served three Brooklyn districts and chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Towns, 89, stepped down from Congress in 2012 and was succeeded by Hakeem Jeffries, who is the current Democratic leader.
Justin Gray, CEO of Gray Global Advisors, joins Towns in representing Ethiopia.
Grey Global Advisors is serving as a subcontractor to APCO Worldwide on the Ethiopia business.
It receives a monthly fee of $20K under the one-year consulting agreement with APCO.
Ethiopia pays APCO a monthly retainer of $158,577.