Senate Appropriations Committee Staffer Joins Ervin Graves

John Lucio named Senior Vice President to the Government Relations Practice

WASHINGTON, DC – President and CEO of Ervin Graves Strategy Group (EGSG), and former U.S. Representative, Tom Graves announced today that John Lucio, formerly a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, Defense Subcommittee, joined EGSG as a Senior Vice President to the Government Relations practice.

“John is an important addition to our team as we expand our defense practice. His proven track record and expertise in defense appropriations, in conjunction with his legal background and U.S. Navy service, will significantly increase the competitive edge of our team,” said Tom.

Lucio joined Ervin Graves after five years as a Professional Staff Member in the U.S. Senate, specializing in appropriations covering shipbuilding programs, as well as other service-wide research and development, procurement, and sustainment programs. Prior to the U.S. Senate, Lucio retired as a commissioned officer from the U.S. Navy, serving in leadership roles covering submarine operation and shipbuilding acquisitions.

Prior to joining the Navy, Lucio worked at multiple law firms, focusing on business formations, mergers and acquisitions, and labor and employment issues.  Lucio began his career in the Florida House of Representatives.

Managing Director Joe Kasper added, “We place great importance on expansion with the highest quality talent and John joining our defense practice is exactly that. Our clients benefit immensely from his knowledge of the appropriations process and the defense industry. John’s a strategic asset to our clients and our team, and we look forward to his continued success.”