J. Costello is the founder of
The Eagles Group,
alliance of Washington DC and state business development and
lobbying firms. They represent innovative clients engaged
in U.S. and international business ventures, defense and
energy systems, environmental and health care technologies,
law enforcement, mergers and acquisitions, and university
Terry is a thirty-year
veteran of the nationís capitol, having worked in the
private sector, the Executive Branch, and on Capitol Hill.
Before forming his firm
ten years ago, he was a Republican professional staffer with
the House Armed Services Committee seapower and procurement
subcommittees. His major focus: naval ships, combat systems
and weapons procurement, research and development, special
warfare, petroleum reserves, defense-wide environmental
cleanup, and the Energy Departmentís nuclear waste and
weapons cleanup issues. Earlier, he served as principal
defense aide to the late Congressman Floyd Spence of South
Carolina, who chaired the Armed Service Committee.
Before going to Capitol
Hill, he planned and oversaw nationwide communications
programs as deputy public affairs director at the Interior
Departmentís Bureau of Land Management and at the Office of
Surface Mining. Prior to that, he was an energy and
minerals political analyst with the Washington-based
investment firm of Edwards and Hanly, where he reported on
legislation and regulations affecting the investment climate
of domestic and foreign minerals companies.
Terry is a George
Washington University graduate with a degree in Journalism.
He served with the U.S. Armyís 101st Airborne,
and with the Army Reserves.