Jen Adler, Communications Director for the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and long-time aide to Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-4), joins Cassidy and Associates as Senior Vice President. “Jen has played a key role in successful efforts to tackle major surface transportation, water resource, and aviation issues in the last several years. Her experience, strategic… Read more »
Kelley Hudak, Coalitions Director for Republican Whip U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, joins Cassidy & Associates today as Vice President. Kelley led coalition efforts for the House Republican Leadership on all major legislative priorities since 2015, including Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), the American Health Care Act, and the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Whip Scalise praised… Read more »
The Hill newspaper released its annual list of Washington’s best lobbyists today and Cassidy’s leadership team, Kai Anderson, Barry Rhoads and Jordan Bernstein, tops the list for another year. The paper says they are among the best in the business for “their ability to wield influence and deliver results.” See the list here >>>
The 2018 Midterm Election not only flipped majority leadership in the House of Representatives it also reshuffled the power and influence of state delegations across the capitol. We illustrate the power play in a new infographic using information pulled from our larger post election recap that we’re shared exclusively with clients. Click here to see the… Read more »
It’s #DCCyberWeek and Cassidy SVP Nicole DiResta participated as a featured speaker for the Women’s Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium on #CapitolHill. The annual event is the nation’s largest cybersecurity festival.
We’re excited to be out in Seattle in two weeks for the largest #Arctic policy event in the U.S. – our fourth year as a proud sponsor of the The Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) #AES2018.
We recently read a great article by a friend and former client of Cassidy & Associates Tim Solms who detailed essential elements that should be included in a government sales plan. Tim recognizes from his own experience that government affairs can be a key ally both for the corporate entity as well as the federal… Read more »
Who are Washington’s best lobbyists? The Hill newspaper has the answer this morning as its reporters have compiled the paper’s annual list of the top advocates. At the top of the lineup… Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson, Chairman Barry Rhoads and COO Jordan Bernstein who the paper says are the among the best in the business… Read more »
Cassidy Senior Vice President Nicole DiResta was a featured panelist at the second annual Government Empowered conference in Washington. Nicole joined other policy and industry experts to discuss cyber defense and resiliency.
How does a Stanford graduate with a PhD in geology in hand wind up becoming the CEO of one of Washington’s most notable lobbying firms? Stanford Earth Magazine has the answer as it profiles alumnus Kai Anderson. Kai told the magazine, “I’m still an educator, I’m still a translator, just around different kinds of issues… Read more »
Secretary of Defense James Mattis is making what could be the Trump Administration’s first move towards authorization of a 2021 BRAC round with the delivery of an updated Department of Defense Infrastructure Capacity Report. The report, requested in the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, highlights an overall excess capacity of 19% within the Department… Read more »
Cassidy & Associates CEO Kai Anderson sat down with The Hill newspaper Editor in Chief Bob Cusack at the 2017 AGORA Advocacy Marketplace in Washington to discuss the elements of successful lobbying.
Cassidy Vice President Jesse Barba is today’s featured profile of the daily digital newsletter of TheBridge. TheBridge is a network of tech & political professionals connecting the Bay Area & DC and shaping the future course for how politics and tech collaborate. Jesse shared his secret to a successful advocacy strategy… “The importance of coalition building… Read more »
The Hill newspaper today features Cassidy’s newest vice president Chad Sydnor in its Tuesday Profile series that spotlights some of Washington’s top influencers. Here’s an excerpt… Sydnor this month was hired as a vice president at Cassidy & Associates, one of the most succesful lobbying firms in the city and a decidedly D.C. establishment. The… Read more »
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. “Chad is a first-rate addition to our team who strengthens our defense and infrastructure capabilities,” said Cassidy CEO Kai… Read more »
CQ/Roll Call recently surveyed some of the best in government relations, nonprofit, advocacy, public policy about their best advocacy planning, strategy, skills and training tips. Cassidy Vice President Jesse Barba was among those surveyed and shared his tip on what makes a winning strategy… “Constant follow-up and maintained touch points. Congressional staffers typically have five-to-six… Read more »
Hundreds of sportsmen, sportswomen, elected officials, policymakers, and business leaders gathered in Washington for the ninth annual Capital Conservation Awards Dinner of the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership and Cassidy was proud to sponsor the event again this year. The night’s main focus was honoring three individuals whose work made a lasting difference for conservation. TRCP… Read more »
The Cassidy team was on hand at the annual Bryce Harlow Foundation awards dinner. We are a proud sponsor of the event that singles out the best in public advocacy and government. Proceeds from the event help fund fellowships and educational programs throughout Washington.
From Greenwire… Vitter aide heads to K Street Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 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… Read more »
From Environment and Energy Daily… Reid aide heads to lobbying firm Kevin Bogardus, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, December 5, 2016 Ryan Mulvenon, a longtime aide to Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, is joining Cassidy & Associates, a prominent lobbying firm. Mulvenon, who spent 11 years working for Reid, including as his environmental… Read more »
Bloomberg BNA talks to Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich as it takes an exclusive look at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee and what’s ahead next year when a new Congress starts its work. The major energy bill currently in conference remains a priority on all sides to get to the president’s desk in the… Read more »
The Washington Post is taking note of Cassidy Senior Vice President Nicole DiResta as one of only a handful of “high-profile former Schumer aides-turned-lobbyists.” The paper reports “it is a good time to be a (Sen. Chuck) Schumer aide downtown, as companies and lobby firms are hungry for any insight into the senator’s thinking and… Read more »
Alcoa’s spinoff company Arconic debuts today and has signed on with Cassidy to direct its initial congressional outreach. Cassidy will also be leading Arconic’s lobbying efforts in industry relevant issues in defense, energy, manufacturing, trade and tax. The Washington Post reports this morning, “Arconic has tapped Russ Thomasson, former chief of staff to Senate Majority… Read more »
Senior Vice President Nicole Di Resta and her husband are featured in FOX News Sunday’s story on marriages that got their start in the office of U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.
Malave Scholars of The City University of New York (CUNY), a Cassidy client, are on Capitol Hill this week discussing higher education reform, food security, and affordable housing with staff members from the New York Congressional Delegation including U.S. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer and U.S. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries as well as the House Agriculture Committee…. Read more »
Cassidy CEO Kai Anderson spoke to Greenwire today on action he expects from Congress for the remainder of 2016 when it comes to energy and environmental issues. There is also consideration of the Water Resources Development Act and energy tax credits that some lawmakers tried to attach to the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. In… Read more »
Tri Alpha Energy recently welcomed Congressman Mark Takano (CA) to its state-of-the-art facility, briefing him on its progress and the exciting potential for fusion-powered electricity technology. Congressman Takano met with Chief Science Officer for Tri Alpha Dr. Toshiki Tajima, along with CEO Dr. Dale Prouty and CTO Dr. Michl Binderbauer, who showcased the latest reactor version… Read more »
Former Congressman Nick Rahall of West Virginia has joined Cassidy & Associates as a Senior Advisor. A centrist Democrat, he represented West Virginia’s Third District and was the dean of state’s congressional delegation serving for 38 years from 1977 to 2015. Congressman Rahall served as Chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee from 2007 to… Read more »
The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) are expected to have another go at the comprehensive energy bill in the coming days. Meanwhile, Cassidy Vice President Kaleb Froehlich is outlining important takeaways from the bill in Cassidy’s new online video series Policy Point. The… Read more »
Cassidy’s Jesse Barba was sharing career tips and advice with high school and college students over the weekend at the Capital Partners for Education (CPE) annual career fair at the National Press Club in Washington. A couple hundred students attended the event where Jesse outlined how they could become engaged in public policy and land… Read more »