Cornerstone Team

Vernie Hubert

Vernie Hubert serves as a senior consultant to Cornerstone Government Affairs and has more than twenty five years of experience working in and with the federal government with specific focus and expertise in the field of agricultural policy. Prior to joining Cornerstone, Vernie has a long and distinguished career on Capitol Hill as a senior professional staff member in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate.

Most recently, Vernie served as the Minority Chief Counsel to the United States Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.  Vernie also served as Majority General Counsel and Majority Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Agriculture Committee.  Prior to moving to the Senate, Vernie spent 20 years as a professional staff member for the United States House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture.  While in the House, he held several positions on the Agriculture Committee, including serving as Minority Counsel/Legislative Director and Staff Director and Chief Counsel/Legislative Director.  In these various positions Vernie has been involved in all issues under the jurisdiction of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, including procedure and management. 

Vernie earned a law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law after graduating from Texas A&M University.  Vernie is a native of Riviera, TX and is married with one child.