Kelley Hudak, Coalitions Director for Republican Whip U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, joins Cassidy & Associates today as Vice President. Kelley led coalition efforts for the House Republican Leadership on all major legislative priorities since 2015, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the American Health Care Act, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Whip Scalise praised Kelley’s effectiveness in bringing stakeholders together: “As our Coalitions Director, she led Leadership’s efforts to build outside momentum for some of our biggest legislative successes on trade, health care, taxes, national defense, and budget and appropriations. Our coalition partners trust her and enjoy working with her because she gets things done with a smile on her face.”
Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson said, “Kelley brings energy, accomplishments and knowhow to her new role that will benefit our clients. Her experience and success in building support for a variety of public policy issues will translate well to helping our clients solve problems and seize opportunities. We welcome Kelley to our team as we hit the ground running in the new Congress.”
Whip Scalise added, “Cassidy & Associates is gaining a rising star, and I am confident she will be a great addition to their team.”
Kelley is a two-time hire for Congressman Scalise, first as Director of Coalitions and State Outreach when he chaired the House Republican Study Committee from 2013 to 2015. In that role, she facilitated engagement between Members of Congress and outside groups to develop and advance mutual legislative goals.
Kelley began her career as an Account Associate at CRC Public Relations. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Mary Washington, and hails from Clifton, Virginia.