Our Team

As one of the leading bipartisan government relations firms our team is consistently ranked among Washington’s best.

Issue Areas

  • Aviation
  • Defense
  • Intelligence
  • Military Construction
  • Veterans Affairs


  • Legislative Assistant and Counsel- Senator Richard Burr (R-NC)
  • Joe Wilson, (R-SC)
  • Senator John Boozman (R-AR)

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Chad Sydnor

Senior Vice President

Chad is a Vice President at Cassidy & Associates where he puts his legal background and expertise in defense policy together to help develop effective strategies and deliver real results for clients.

Chad joined Cassidy in June 2017 after serving on Capitol Hill since 2011. He most recently served as a senior defense policy aide and counsel to U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), and prior to that in similar roles as a military legislative aide to Sen. John Boozman (R-AR) and Congressman Joe Wilson (R-SC).

Chad retired from the army in 2024 after 20+ years of service. He was an aviation officer rated in the AH-64 Apache helicopter.

Prior to his active duty service in the Army, Chad was an Assistant District Attorney in Raleigh, NC.

Chad is a graduate of North Carolina State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and holds a Juris Doctor from Campbell University. He remains a member in good standing of the North Carolina State Bar.