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 be part of the lobby shop’s energy and natural resources team.
Brittingham spent more than a decade on Capitol Hill, including serving as a senior adviser to Vitter when he was ranking member on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee.
Brittingham helped lead negotiations for GOP senators on the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 and also worked on the WRDA bill in 2016 for then-EPW Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). He has also worked on highway bills and has a bachelor’s degree in political science, history and philosophy from Louisiana State University.
In a statement, Kai Anderson, CEO of Cassidy & Associates, said Brittingham “knows the process, he knows the players, and he knows how to get things done — that will deliver results for our clients.”
Brittingham said he was eager to get started.
“I’ve seen the Cassidy team at work, with its stellar reputation and its success with creative and flexible policy solutions at all levels of government,” he said.
Brittingham joins the firm as it continues to expand its energy and environmental practice. Ryan Mulvenon, an environmental and energy policy adviser to former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, joined the firm last month (E&E Daily, Dec. 5, 2016).
Cassidy is one of the influence industry’s highest earners, having taken in $9.07 million in lobbying fees for the first three quarters of 2016.