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.
Virgilio comes to Cassidy with over ten years of public policy experience and has worked with Congress, federal agencies, trade associations, and private industry to craft and implement bipartisan legislative and regulatory strategies.
Cassidy & Associates Hires T&I Republican Staff Director Paul Sass to Emerging Infrastructure Practice
Paul comes to Cassidy after two decades on the Hill, where he most recently served as the Republican Staff Director of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) for Sam Graves (R-MO).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.