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The 2018 Midterm Election not only flipped majority leadership in the House of Representatives it also reshuffled the power and influence of state delegations across the capitol. We illustrate the power play in a new infographic using information pulled from our larger post election recap that we’re shared exclusively with clients. Click here to see the… Read more »


Colonel (Ret.) Michael Johnson joins Cassidy & Associates today as a Senior Vice President. For the past decade he has helped lead the Pentagon’s congressional legislative and appropriations strategies and engagement, most recently advising the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment, as a Congressional Appropriations Liaison. “Mike will be a real asset to our… Read more »


It’s #DCCyberWeek and Cassidy SVP Nicole DiResta participated as a featured speaker for the Women’s Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium on #CapitolHill. The annual event is the nation’s largest cybersecurity festival.


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. “Julie is one of… Read more »


We’re excited to be out in Seattle in two weeks for the largest #Arctic policy event in the U.S. – our fourth year as a proud sponsor of the The Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) #AES2018.


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads recently moderated a discussion featuring U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias at the International Homeland Defense & Security Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi. Protection of America’s maritime borders was the topic and included both the challenges and available solutions to current and emerging threats. The… Read more »


Cassidy Senior Vice President Nicole Di Resta recently participated in the annual meeting and partnership conference of the Hawaii Military Affairs Council (MAC) at the Hawaii State Capitol. Nicole joined Lt. Gen Dan “Fig” Leaf (Ret.) and ADM Tom Fargo (Ret.) as a featured panelist for the breakout session, Gardenside Chat – A View from… Read more »


Who are Washington’s best lobbyists? The Hill newspaper has the answer this morning as its reporters have compiled the paper’s annual list of the top advocates. At the top of the lineup… Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson, Chairman Barry Rhoads and COO Jordan Bernstein who the paper says are the among the best in the business… Read more »


Cassidy Senior Vice President Nicole DiResta was a featured panelist at the second annual Government Empowered conference in Washington. Nicole joined other policy and industry experts to discuss cyber defense and resiliency.


How does a Stanford graduate with a PhD in geology in hand wind up becoming the CEO of one of Washington’s most notable lobbying firms? Stanford Earth Magazine has the answer as it profiles alumnus Kai Anderson. Kai told the magazine, “I’m still an educator, I’m still a translator, just around different kinds of issues… Read more »


Secretary of Defense James Mattis is making what could be the Trump Administration’s first move towards authorization of a 2021 BRAC round with the delivery of an updated Department of Defense Infrastructure Capacity Report. The report, requested in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, highlights an overall excess capacity of 19% within the Department… Read more »


Congratulations are in order for Cassidy & Associates Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham as he was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Waterways Conference. The National Waterways Conference, established in 1960, is the leading national organization to advocate for funding and common sense policies and laws that recognize the widespread public… 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.


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 »


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 »


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.


Cassidy & Associates is proud to help sponsor Oregon State Society’s annual charity banquet tonight in Washington. The Oregon State Society of Washington, D.C. is a non-profit, non-partisan philanthropic organization made up of Oregonians, both actual and honorary, living in or frequently visiting the greater D.C. area. This year’s event benefits the Oregon Energy Fund…. 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 »


Cassidy is proud to sponsor this year’s Cherry Blossom Reception hosted by the Alaska State Society. The Alaska State Society is a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a social, civic, and support mission, serving an active membership of more than 300 Alaskans and friends of Alaska living in the Washington, DC area. Cassidy Vice President Kaleb… 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 »


Cassidy & Associates hosted Vice Admiral Paul Grosklags, Commander Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), in our office in downtown Washington this week. The Admiral spoke to a gathering of retired flag officers from the D.C. area outlining his priorities and progress since assuming command in October of last year. He also shared his thoughts on a… 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 »


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 »