Senior Natural Resource, National Security, Tech Experts Join Cassidy

This fall, Cassidy & Associates has hired five senior legislative and policy experts. Former Bureau of Land Management Director Neil Kornze, former Chief of Staff for the late-Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) James Sauls, telecom and technology expert Hawley Stanton, Deputy Legislative Director Kelly Riddle, and Molly O’Scannell join a growing team of experienced and effective federal specialists.

Clean Energy Expert Zak Baig, Small Business, Healthcare and Trade Specialist Devin Barrett Join Cassidy

Cassidy & Associates has hired two experienced and skilled policy experts to its team. Zak Baig, who previously served as the Managing Director of the ClearPath Foundation joined Cassidy as a Senior Vice President. Devin Barrett, a longtime legislative staff member of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) who handled small business, healthcare, appropriations, aviation, and other issues, has joined as a Vice President.

Senior Appropriations, Defense, and Natural Resource Staff Members Join Cassidy

This year, Cassidy & Associates has hired four senior appropriations, defense, and natural resource legislative staffers to join its ranks. Sarah Young, Samantha Swing, Will Fadely, and Andrew Forbes join a growing team of former senior Congressional staff, Administration officials, retired military officers, scientists, engineers, and others who possess extensive legislative, regulatory, campaign, and political expertise.

Senior Senate Energy Staffer Joins Cassidy & Associates

Jed Dearborn, a former Senior Counsel for the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, has joined Cassidy & Associates as Senior Vice President. At Cassidy, Jed will use his unique blend of legal and policy experience to advance his clients’ priorities in a rapidly changing energy and natural resources policy landscape.

Senior House Chief of Staff Joins Cassidy

Julie Eddy Rokala, chief of staff to Congresswoman Doris Matsui (CA-6), joins Cassidy & Associates today as Senior Vice President. Julie has led Congresswoman Matsui’s office in Washington and district office in Sacramento, CA since 2007 and has more than 20 years of experience in government, politics and the private sector.

Senior Defense Policy Aide Joins Cassidy & Associates

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.

Senior Senate Aide Joins Cassidy Energy Resources Team

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 be part of the lobby shop’s energy and natural resources team.

Kai Anderson

Chief Executive Officer Kai Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of Cassidy & Associates, helps a broad range of corporate and non-profit clients advocate for their interests in Washington, DC. In addition to general representation, he specializes in designing legislative strategies that balance the responsible development of natural resources and critical infrastructure with conservation. From positions on […]