Our Team

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

Issue Areas

  • Appropriations
  • Aviation
  • Defense
  • Federal Marketing
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications


  • Deputy Chief of the U.S. Air Force Budget and Appropriations Liaison Division
  • Budget Director of the Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
  • Commander of Air Force Comptroller Squadron at Seymour Air Force Base, North Carolina
  • S. Air Force Budget Analyst at the Pentagon
  • Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

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Vernon Simmons

Senior Vice President

Vern is a Senior Vice President at Cassidy & Associates and specializes in working on behalf of defense policy and procurement stakeholders to help them secure federal funding and promote their issue-specific needs in Washington. He brings U.S. Department of Defense budget, acquisition, and resource management expertise to bear on behalf of Cassidy & Associates’ clients. Combined with his organizational, financial, and strategic planning capabilities, Vern is an excellent asset to clients.

He came to Cassidy & Associates following a distinguished military career where he served in a variety of leadership and financial positions across all levels of the U.S. Air Force.