Joe Quinn, w
ho’s had a career in media, government and corporate life, announced yesterday that he’d joined the Capitol Advisors Group and Shiloh Strategic Advisors. He’ll be working at his home in Bentonville, where he’s a member of the School Board, for the Little Rock-based lobbying and public affairs operations.

Quinn spent 12 years in corporate affairs at Walmart, but was caught in a recent round of head office down-sizing. He previously had been, among others, a policy director for Gov. Mike Huckabee, director of communications for the Department of Human Services and an anchor for KTHV in Little Rock.


Said his Facebook post:

I have some other exciting things in the works that I can talk about soon, but in the meantime if you are a Northwest Arkansas company looking for a firm that can grow your reputation and business, please feel free to message me. We understand the challenges some of you face in bridging the 206-mile gap between NWA and the state capitol in Little Rock.

Capitol Advisors includes the likes of Bill Vickery, former Republican Rep. John Burris and Mitchell Lowe, former state GOP executive director. I can’t mention Vickery, who has a weekly radio talk show and pops off in many other forums, without recalling his 1996 hat trick. He worked for three different candidates in one U.S. Senate race, starting with Democrats Sandy McMath and Lu Hardin before joining ultimate winner Republican Tim Hutchinson. Shiloh Strategic lists its leaders as Bryant Adams whose work includes a stint on the congressional staff of Tim Griffin, and Fran Jansen Webb, also part of the structure at Capitol Advisors.