3. Jane Hoover

If values and principles are challenged by the politics of business and tested by the business of politics, they are positively endangered when the worlds of business and politics intersect. Although special interest lobbying has fallen into low regard in the era of the Jack Abramoff scandal, it has an honorable history seeded by Procter & Gamble (P&G) and witnessed close up by Jane Fawcett Hoover.

Retiring from the company in 2005 as Vice President of Government Relations in Washington D.C., her near-30 years representing P&G in the Capitol, built on the foundations laid by the man credited with embodying the lobbyist’s virtues more than any other single person. Bryce Harlow, a near-legendary figure who served four presidents ...

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