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Evans & Associates offers the comprehensive capabilities and deep industry knowledge necessary to help you solve the most complex issues of your organization. Our team is highly experienced and provides unrivaled dedication. With over twenty years’ in business we are leaders in our space. 


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Rachel joined the firm in Fall 2015 as an Associate Lobbyist, right out of law school. She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, with a certificate of concentration in Environmental Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, Pre-Law from Virginia Tech.

                                                                                                         

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a legal aide to Delegate Kumar Barve, the Chairman of the Environment and Transportation Committee, a legal intern for Food and Water Watch, a nonprofit in Washington D.C., a student attorney at the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic, and at the Land Acquisition and Planning Unit within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Prior to law school, Ms. Clark worked for the Postal Regulatory Commission in the legal department.

 

While Evans & Associates is an “all hands on deck” type of organization, in more recent years Ms. Clark has focused on working directly with many of our clients within the transportation industry.

 

Ms. Clark is active in such charity organizations as the House of Ruth, BARCS, Christ Child Society of Baltimore, Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, and the Student Support Network. She and her husband, a health care administrator at Baltimore Washington Medical Center, live in Severna Park, MD.

RACHEL CLARK

Rachel joined the firm in Fall 2015 as an Associate Lobbyist, right out of law school. She has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, with a certificate of concentration in Environmental Law, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English, Pre-Law from Virginia Tech.

                                                                                                         

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a legal aide to Delegate Kumar Barve, the Chairman of the Environment and Transportation Committee, a legal intern for Food and Water Watch, a nonprofit in Washington D.C., a student attorney at the University of Maryland Environmental Law Clinic, and at the Land Acquisition and Planning Unit within the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Prior to law school, Ms. Clark worked for the Postal Regulatory Commission in the legal department.

 

While Evans & Associates is an “all hands on deck” type of organization, in more recent years Ms. Clark has focused on working directly with many of our clients within the transportation industry.

 

Ms. Clark has participated in various charitable organizations across the State including the House of Ruth, BARCS, Christ Child Society of Baltimore, the Red Devils, Patapsco Valley Heritage Area, and the Student Support Network. She recently moved to Severna Park with her husband, a healthcare administrator at Baltimore Washington Medical Center and welcomed their first child, a daughter named Vivian. 

TABB BISHOP

With nearly a 30-year career in the public and private sectors, Tabb brings his multi-faceted skill set, relentless work ethic and results focus to Evans & Associates. Primarily through his preceding roles at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, S.R. Wojdak & Associates lobbying firm and Temple University in Pennsylvania, as well as with Verizon in both Pennsylvania and Maryland, he has worked closely with policymakers, decision makers, grassroots, grasstops, and other communities in order to produce favorable outcomes for nonprofit and for-profit interests. Tabb's practical knowledge on a diverse range of topics provides the foundation for his initiative, insights, and innovation on client matters.


Some of the high-profile projects where Tabb was engaged in Pennsylvania demonstrate diverse competencies. He helped build the needed support for state and local funding for a NFL team stadium and training complex, dedicated state funding increases for the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regional transportation authorities, and deregulating the electric industry. Also, he secured vital community and political support to advance Temple University's unprecedented campus development program featuring new art, business, and medical schools among other facilities. 

 

At Verizon, he led the legislative campaign to approve a video franchise introducing cable TV competition in Philadelphia, and managed the corporation’s advocacy efforts that updated certain telecommunications regulations and furthered modernizing the wireline network in Maryland.

 

Tabb offers clients an array of professional capabilities: business development, community relations and engagement, government advocacy and relations, corporate responsibility/philanthropy, issue and crisis management, strategic alliances, and strategic communications.


A Hampton University alumnus, Tabb volunteers with several community-based organizations, and calls Baltimore City home.

GERARD E. EVANS

Gerard E. Evans has been one of Annapolis’ top lobbyists for the past twenty-five years. Over the years, he has represented a wide range of clients and interests before the Maryland General Assembly including the Washington Redskins, the Baltimore Orioles, Constellation Energy, Verizon Communications, Glaxo, Medical Mutual, the Maryland Hospital Association, the State Medical Society, Penn National Gaming, the Fraternal Order of Police and Professional Fire Fighters, the Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos, and the Maryland Transportation Builders and Materials Association, as well as the Maryland Asphalt Association.

 

He began his career in 1976 working for Montgomery County Senate Delegation Chair Victor L. Crawford as his top aide. In 1977, he went to work for Senator Mike Miller for Prince George’s County. When Senator Miller became Chair of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee in 1982, Evans became his top legislative assistant. During this time, he earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. Later he served on the Law School Dean’s Advisory Board and the University of Maryland’s Board of Visitors.

 

His political life has included Chairman of the Prince George’s County Democratic Party and Deputy Chair of the Maryland Democratic Party.  He has held numerous executive level positions with campaigns ranging from Mondale/Ferraro to Clinton/Gore.  He also served as State Finance Director for Gore for President in 1988 and ran Joe Curran’s successful campaign for Attorney General in 1986.  He directed the National Democratic Party Presidential Convention site selection committee in 1992.

 

Evans has taught pro-bono at the University of Maryland, College Park in the School of Public Policy and James McGregor Burns Academy of Leadership for the past seventeen years.  He also served as a Senior Scholar to the Burns Academy. Gerry is active in a host of community and philanthropic causes including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Hope House Rehabilitation Center, and Next One Up where he serves as a member of the Board of Directors. He is married to Kathleen Evans, a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commissioner.  They have five children, six grandchildren, and live in Davidsonville, MD.

HAYLEY E. EVANS

Hayley Evans joined her father in the firm in 2010 as an Associate Lobbyist. Since joining the firm, Ms. Evans has assisted in the significant growth and expansion of the firm’s portfolio. In 2018, Evans & Associates became a wholly owned minority business as Ms. Evans assumed the role of owner of the firm. Ms. Evans has a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore Law School, with a concentration in advocacy and government relations studies, and a B.S. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland at College Park.  Ms. Evans attended The Key School in Annapolis, MD. for college preparatory.

 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Evans worked as a Legislative Aide to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. During the Legislative Session, Ms. Evans served as the Senate President’s staff liaison to the Budget and Taxation Committee and the Capital Budget Subcommittee where she oversaw daily full and sub-committee briefings.  Ms. Evans grew up under the tutelage of her father Gerry Evans and, as such, she has spent a lifetime in the political arena where she has assisted with numerous campaigns and events. Ms. Evans is intimately involved in every client and issue represented. 

 

Ms. Evans’s philanthropic endeavors have included participation in the Pride of Baltimore, Tessemae’s Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Next Generation of Anne Arundel County and the Building Traditions Society of the Anne Arundel Medical Center. 

 

Ms. Evans and her husband have four young children, two boys and two girls, and recently moved to Baltimore County with their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Winnie. 

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