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.
“Zak and Devin are incredible additions to Cassidy’s roster of experienced and successful lobbyists. Zak’s depth of knowledge and skill handling complex political and legislative issues related to clean energy development and deployment is unmatched. In his previous work, Zak has delivered victories on complicated bipartisan clean energy policy and that experience is invaluable to clients navigating the federal landscape. Devin’s initiative, leadership, and professionalism in dealing with a variety of complex issues, including small business, health care and trade, is a huge asset for clients. We welcome Zak and Devin to the team and look forward to their continued success,” said Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson.
Zak Baig – Senior Vice President
Zak Baig recently joined Cassidy & Associates as a Senior Vice President, where he will use his deep knowledge of policy and his significant political and legislative experience to advance client’s priorities on issues related to clean energy and natural resources.
Zak comes to Cassidy from the ClearPath Foundation, where he was the Managing Director for Government Affairs. During his time at ClearPath he worked with Congress and the administration to pass several pieces of clean energy legislation including the Carbon Capture and Utilization Tax Credit, Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act, and the Nuclear Energy Innovation and Modernization Act.
Prior to his time at ClearPath, Zak worked in a variety of positions for Senator Vitter for 14 years, spanning Senator Vitter’s time in both the House and the Senate. During that time, Zak served as Staff Director of the Committee on Environment and Public Works under Chairman Vitter and the Staff Director of the Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Zak graduated from Syracuse University in 2002 with a major in communications and a minor in political science.
Devin Barrett – Vice President
Devin Barrett joins Cassidy as a Vice President, applying her expertise and understanding of complex legislative policy issues to assist clients in navigating congressional and regulatory landscapes.
Prior to joining Cassidy, Devin worked for Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.) on issues before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Enterprise, including healthcare, education, labor, pensions, Native American affairs, agriculture, trade, appropriations and budget. Additionally, she handled issues related to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, including telecommunications, fisheries and transportation policy as well as aviation priorities in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018.
Prior to joining Cassidy, Devin also served as a Public Affairs Advisor at Holland and Knight.
Devin graduated from George Washington University with a Master of Professional Studies Legislative Affairs and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma.