Eugene W. Hickok, who spent President Bush’s first term as the undersecretary and later the deputy secretary of education, has joined Dutko Worldwide, a Washington lobbying firm.
Mr. Hickok will be a senior policy director at the firm, which has an education practice dedicated to state and federal issues.
Mr. Hickok, who helped oversee the implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act, said in an interview last week that he wants to continue working on related issues. He left the Education Department in January. Mr. Hickok also said he would work on issues related to for-profit education companies and supplemental education services.
However, under federal law, Mr. Hickok cannot lobby the Education Department for a one-year “cooling off” period. Craig Pattee, the president of Dutko Worldwide, said Mr. Hickok would likely provide more help with strategy and implementation than with direct lobbying.