David Vitter
David Vitter

David Vitter, the retired Louisiana Senator who joined Omnicom’s Mercury global strategy firm in February, is lobbying former colleagues and the Trump administration on flood-related matters.

The Republican, who gained first-hand disaster management experience through Hurricane Katrina response and recovery, has lined up Placquemines Parish government, Placquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District and Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority as clients.

Vitter served nearly two decades on Capitol Hill in both the House and Senate and exited in 2015 for a failed run for governor of the Pelican State.

He helped pass key legislation such as the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, Water Resources Reform and Development Act and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.

At Mercury, Vitter co-chairs its DC office and spearheads development of its Gulf South operations.