Mark Begich, former U.S. Senator, announced in a press release Saturday, that he started a new business development company called Northern Compass Group, among his other new ventures.

The news came on the heels of an announcement from the National Association of Home Care and Hospice that Begich would be working with it on policy development. Begich also told Channel 2 News that he is also working with Grant Aviation of Alaska on business development.

Begich describes his new role as applying his political skills to the private sector, but says he will not be a lobbyist. “I’m not going to lobby or lobby legislator or do any of that work.” Begich told Channel 2 News.

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