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Cassidy & Associates CEO Kai Anderson sat down with The Hill newspaper Editor in Chief Bob Cusack at the 2017 AGORA Advocacy Marketplace in Washington to discuss the elements of successful lobbying.


Cassidy Vice President Jesse Barba is today’s featured profile of the daily digital newsletter of TheBridge. TheBridge is a network of tech & political professionals connecting the Bay Area & DC and shaping the future course for how politics and tech collaborate. Jesse shared his secret to a successful advocacy strategy… “The importance of coalition building… Read more »


The Hill newspaper today features Cassidy’s newest vice president Chad Sydnor in its Tuesday Profile series that spotlights some of Washington’s top influencers. Here’s an excerpt… Sydnor this month was hired as a vice president at Cassidy & Associates, one of the most succesful lobbying firms in the city and a decidedly D.C. establishment. The… Read more »


  Chad Sydnor, a senior defense policy aide to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), joins Cassidy & Associates today as a Vice President. Chad has served as Sen. Burr’s military legislative assistant and counsel since 2015. “Chad is a first-rate addition to our team who strengthens our defense and infrastructure capabilities,” said Cassidy CEO Kai… Read more »


CQ/Roll Call recently surveyed some of the best in government relations, nonprofit, advocacy, public policy about their best advocacy planning, strategy, skills and training tips. Cassidy Vice President Jesse Barba was among those surveyed and shared his tip on what makes a winning strategy… “Constant follow-up and maintained touch points. Congressional staffers typically have five-to-six… Read more »


Hundreds of sportsmen, sportswomen, elected officials, policymakers, and business leaders gathered in Washington for the ninth annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Cassidy was proud to sponsor the event again this year. The night’s main focus was honoring three individuals whose work made a lasting difference for conservation. TRCP… Read more »


The Cassidy team was on hand at the annual Bryce Harlow Foundation awards dinner. We are a proud sponsor of the event that singles out the best in public advocacy and government. Proceeds from the event help fund fellowships and educational programs throughout Washington.


From Greenwire… Vitter aide heads to K Street Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 Charles Brittingham, once an aide to former Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), is going to K Street. Cassidy & Associates will bring on Brittingham as a senior vice president, according to an announcement from the firm. He will… Read more »


From Environment and Energy Daily… Reid aide heads to lobbying firm Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, December 5, 2016 Ryan Mulvenon, a longtime aide to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, is joining Cassidy & Associates, a prominent lobbying firm. Mulvenon, who spent 11 years working for Reid, including as his environmental… Read more »


Bloomberg BNA talks to Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich as it takes an exclusive look at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and what’s ahead next year when a new Congress starts its work. The major energy bill currently in conference remains a priority on all sides to get to the president’s desk in the… Read more »


The Washington Post is taking note of Cassidy Senior Vice President Nicole DiResta as one of only a handful of “high-profile former Schumer aides-turned-lobbyists.” The paper reports “it is a good time to be a (Sen. Chuck) Schumer aide downtown, as companies and lobby firms are hungry for any insight into the senator’s thinking and… Read more »


Alcoa’s spinoff company Arconic debuts today and has signed on with Cassidy to direct its initial congressional outreach. Cassidy will also be leading Arconic’s lobbying efforts in industry relevant issues in defense, energy, manufacturing, trade and tax. The Washington Post reports this morning, “Arconic has tapped Russ Thomasson, former chief of staff to Senate Majority… Read more »


Senior Vice President Nicole Di Resta and her husband are featured in FOX News Sunday’s story on marriages that got their start in the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.


Malave Scholars of The City University of New York (CUNY), a Cassidy client, are on Capitol Hill this week discussing higher education reform, food security, and affordable housing with staff members from the New York Congressional Delegation including U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as well as the House Agriculture Committee…. Read more »


Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson spoke to Greenwire today on action he expects from Congress for the remainder of 2016 when it comes to energy and environmental issues. There is also consideration of the Water Resources Development Act and energy tax credits that some lawmakers tried to attach to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. In… Read more »


Tri Alpha Energy recently welcomed Congressman Mark Takano (CA) to its state-of-the-art facility, briefing him on its progress and the exciting potential for fusion-powered electricity technology. Congressman Takano met with Chief Science Officer for Tri Alpha Dr. Toshiki Tajima, along with CEO Dr. Dale Prouty and CTO Dr. Michl Binderbauer, who showcased the latest reactor version… Read more »


Former Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has joined Cassidy & Associates as a Senior Advisor. A centrist Democrat, he represented West Virginia’s Third District and was the dean of state’s congressional delegation serving for 38 years from 1977 to 2015. Congressman Rahall served as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee from 2007 to… Read more »


The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) are expected to have another go at the comprehensive energy bill in the coming days. Meanwhile, Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich is outlining important takeaways from the bill in Cassidy’s new online video series Policy Point. The… Read more »


Cassidy’s Jesse Barba was sharing career tips and advice with high school and college students over the weekend at the Capital Partners for Education (CPE) annual career fair at the National Press Club in Washington. A couple hundred students attended the event where Jesse outlined how they could become engaged in public policy and land… Read more »


The Washington Post takes a look at the “winners and losers” in last night’s State of the Union Address by President Barack Obama and talks to Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson about the clean energy sector’s significant role in the speech. Kai tells Post reporter Catherine Ho, “It’s a tremendous business opportunity for folks who are… Read more »


It’s a starting point, not finish line on Capitol Hill following last week’s bipartisan budget deal that boosts defense spending by $40 billion over two fiscal years and the Cassidy Team has advice for stakeholders… ramp up your Hill efforts. A Cassidy national security policy memo, released today, provides details of the deal, the important… Read more »


The Hill newspaper has singled out Cassidy’s Co-Chairmen Kai Anderson and Barry Rhoads as some of Washington’s best in its annual list of Top Lobbyists. The paper notes Cassidy is “thriving under the leadership of Anderson and Rhoads.” Read more here >>>


Cassidy & Associates hosted guests on Capitol Hill to celebrate its 40th anniversary and had former UPI photographer Matt Mendelsohn on assignment to capture the moment. You can see all the photos in our photo album on the Cassidy Facebook page.


We celebrated our 40th birthday last night and POLITICO Influence has the intel on the fête. OVER THE HILL: Cassidy and Associates marked 40 years last night on the roof terrace of the Hall of States Building overlooking the Capitol and Union Station. Founder Gerry Cassidy and his wife Loretta joined the firm’s current Co-Chairmen Kai… Read more »


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the senate just before adjourning for the August congressional recess this week to give special recognition to Russ Thomasson and his exceptional work as Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn. Sen. McConnell said Russ proved to be “incredibly effective” and “an… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates announced today that Russell J. Thomasson, Chief of Staff to Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-TX), will join the firm in August as an Executive Vice President. “Russ Thomasson enjoys the respect and admiration of Senators and staff on both sides of the aisle as a professional who gets things done on… Read more »


A Republican majority brings major changes to committee leadership in the U.S. Senate, the size of the majority determines committee ratios and budgets; more seats in the Senate translate into a greater advantage on the panels. The new committees are expected to be finalized in January or February. In the meantime, Cassidy & Associates just… Read more »