Roll Call - December 20, 2012
Ference has spent more than a decade in government, including five years in House GOP leadership. He has worked on environmental, financial services, telecommunications and Internet policy matters and was considered a top prospect by downtown observers.
Cantor said in a statement emailed by his office that Ference “has been an important part of the Cantor Team and trusted advisor for me on many critical and complex issues. I will miss his wise counsel but wish him all the best in his new endeavor.”
Firm name partner Jeff Shockey called Ference a stand-up guy and great addition to his business.
Ference also has previous private sector experience in starting a small coal company.
House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich., noted in a statement that Ference had been a “vital resource” for the committee including with his outreach to stakeholders affected by the panel’s work.
“I congratulate him and wish him the best on this new chapter,” Upton added.