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Some good news from the Texas Gulf Coast… Cassidy & Associates client The Port of Corpus Christi Authority along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a project partnership agreement that will deepen the ship channel from 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide to 54 feet deep and 520 feet wide. The jointly-funded $326… Read more »


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 »


Cassidy & Associates is returning to its entrepreneurial roots and focus on client service as it announces a management buyout from The Interpublic Group (IPG) today. “We are excited to make this strategic investment in our team and our future success. There is purpose in ownership and this investment positions us to deliver even stronger… 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 »


The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, a Cassidy client for more than a decade, is marking a special partnership with the U.S. Army as Fort Jackson kicks off its month long centennial celebration. The partnership started in 1917 when the Chamber raised $50,000 to purchase the Hampton Estate, contributing one thousand acres to what the… 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 »


The Pew Charitable Trusts recently hosted mayors and federal policy experts in Washington to discuss strategies to safeguard the nation’s roads, bridges, buildings, and facilities from the impacts of flooding. Cassidy’s Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham was a featured panelist at the event and spoke about how states and municipalities must work across sectors and… Read more »


As Washington looks to shore up our nation’s outdated infrastructure, there’s one challenge taking priority… severe weather. Modernizing infrastructure will be the topic this afternoon as Cassidy Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham will be a featured panelist at a Pew Trust event on investing in sustainable solutions. Despite the deep partisanship in Washington, last year Charles… 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.


Policymakers, industry leaders, stakeholders, and leading experts from the science, technology, maritime, and energy sectors are gathering in Seattle this week for the Fourth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) and Cassidy & Associates is proud to once again serve as a sponsor of the event. The AES is the largest annual Arctic policy event in… Read more »


Successfully capturing military contracts can be an intimidating process unless you know what you’re doing. Cassidy Vice President Vern Simmons served in a variety of leadership and financial positions across all levels of the U.S. Air Force before joining Cassidy and today specializes in working on behalf of defense policy and procurement stakeholders, helping them… Read more »


It’s an intimidating term, but it could be the high-tech solution to reversing the worst effects of climate change. Geoengineering proposes to combat warming by reflecting a fraction of incoming sunlight back to space. It’s the topic today at The Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research, hosted by Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program and Cassidy… Read more »


Cassidy Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham is in Austin today giving the afternoon keynote address for the annual convention of the Texas Water Conservation Association. Change in Washington is the hot topic at this year’s event and Charles is sharing his insight on expectations for the water resources sector as well as the challenges and… Read more »


Cassidy’s Donna Jo Denison is on site today at the United States Department of Agriculture’s 93rd Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington. USDA’s outlook forum is attended by thousands of agricultural stakeholders—producers, policymakers, and agricultural officials—from around the world. The theme for this year’s forum is “A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture.” The annual event is a… Read more »


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 »


Who are the best lobbyists in DC? The Hill newspaper and its reporters have the answer this morning in the paper’s annual list of top advocates in Washington. At the top of the lineup for the third year in a row… Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson and Chairman Barry Rhoads who the paper says “have shown… Read more »


The Burlington County Times reports this afternoon that “New Jersey has rehired (Cassidy & Associates) to assist with efforts to protect Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and the state’s other military installations from cutbacks and closures, and to develop strategies to attract new missions.” Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, chair of the state’s Military Installation Growth and Development… Read more »


Cassidy & Associates helped Ocean Spray kick off the first of a wave of exciting cranberry events across the nation celebrating the 200th cranberry harvest at USDA’s Farmer’s Market.  Ocean Spray grower, Allison Carr, shared with USDA officials a new partnership with Scholastic to help bring ag in the classroom to over 40 thousand elementary… Read more »


The Cassidy Defense Team released its annual summer policy report on issues affecting America’s defense communities today. The newsletter to clients explores issues and policies surrounding the future of our nation’s military installations and the communities that support them while summarizing information gathered at the recent Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit. Cassidy helped… Read more »


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads helps kick off the Association of Defense Communities 2016 National Summit today in Washington with a discussion on how to effectively engage the Department of Defense.


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.


The Cassidy Defense Team delivered its analysis of New Jersey military installations last week as the Burlington County Times reports, “In a 168-page report, officials from Cassidy & Associates provide analysis of the current defense environment and the possibility of a new Base Realignment and Closure round in 2019, as well as the relative strengths,… 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 »