Former PA Gov. Tom Ridge heads his own consulting service called Ridge Policy Group, specializing in “government relations” and “issue management.” Ridge was heavily involved in the past with the Marcellus Shale Coalition—he was their public spokesperson for a year, a contract which ended in 2011.
Ridge has found a new Marcellus client, forming a “strategic alliance” with Groundwater & Environmental Services (GES), a company involved with drilling-related issues. MDN gathers from the press release gobbledygook (below) that Ridge will use his extensive rolodex to make business connections in the industry (and in government) for GES, and help out with public relations, raising the visibility of GES. Which is why you hire a famous ex-governor. 🙂