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Issue Areas

  • Appropriations
  • Broadband
  • Cybersecurity
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Privacy
  • Spectrum
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications

Experience

  • Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA)
  • Senior Director for Government Affairs, Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Chief of Staff, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe
  • Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton

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Julie Eddy Rokola

Executive Vice President

Julie is an Executive Vice President at Cassidy & Associates, providing clients key insight on how Washington works from her more than 25 years of experience in government, politics, and the private sector. While at Cassidy, Julie has assisted clients in navigating the Administration, House of Representatives, and Senate.  She has worked to affect legislative language through the committee process and secure funding and report language through the appropriation committees.  Julie works tirelessly for her clients in the technology and telecom, energy and environment, manufacturing and healthcare industries. 

She joined Cassidy after serving 11 years as chief of staff to Congresswoman Doris Matsui where she earned a reputation as one the hardest working and most effective senior staff members on Capitol Hill. 

She distinguished herself as a leading presence on a diverse set of issues from energy to tech to telecom to healthcare and was responsible for a substantial portfolio of work for Congresswoman Matsui, who serves as a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the California Delegation.  

Julie has a first-hand understanding and impressive legislative skill in the top issues of the day including spectrum issues, privacy, broadband, renewable energy, sustainability, smart grid, cyber security, artificial intelligence, manufacturing, and autonomous vehicles. She gained appreciation for how government can encourage clean energy and 21st Century manufacturing through Congresswoman Matsui’s work as co-chair of the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC). 

She began her career in the Clinton Administration, working for Secretary Dan Glickman at the Department of Agriculture and then as Special Assistant to President Clinton at The White House. Following the Administration, she helped Terry McAuliffe navigate his successful run for Democratic National Committee Chairman and later served as his Chief of Staff.  Prior to becoming Congresswoman Matsui’s Chief of Staff, Julie was Senior Director for Government Affairs at the Mortgage Bankers Association. 

Julie is a member of the Cherokee Nation and was honored by the tribe in 2017 when it recognized her with its Statesman Award for “significant contributions for statesmanship, patriotism, community leadership and devotion to the Cherokee Nation.”  She serves on the Board of Directors for Cherokee Nation Businesses.    She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Arkansas.