Greg Lankler is a Managing Director at Mercury and leads several of our firm’s national security and intelligence community clients. He spent more than 20 years employed by the U.S. House of Representatives and has experience working with nearly every department of the federal government.
Greg previously served for over a decade on the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. During this time, he managed multiple portfolios including: the research and development, procurement, and special access programs for the Air Force, Central Intelligence Agency, and Special Operations Command; the information technology programs for the Department of Defense, Military Services, and Intelligence Community; and the acquisition programs of the Defense-Wide Agencies and the Office of the Secretary of Defense.
While on the subcommittee staff, Greg served four different chairmen during
both Republican and Democrat majorities: Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA); Rep. C.W. Bill Young (R-FL); Rep. John Murtha (D-PA); and Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA).
Greg not only possesses a thorough understanding of the appropriations process, but also a unique understanding of the Members and staffers whose viewpoints, goals, and decisions ultimately determine defense acquisitions and national security policy. Prior to his time with the House Appropriations Committee, Greg worked directly for Congressman Bill Young from 1990 to 2001 and served as his Legislative Director for the five years prior to Mr. Young appointing him to the Defense Subcommittee in 2001. During this time, he gained an in-depth understanding of the inner-workings of congressional offices, the skills necessary to successfully influence individual Members of Congress, and experience advocating on behalf of constituent companies before the various federal departments and agenciesmore » « less