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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 »


Colonel (Ret.) Michael Johnson joins Cassidy & Associates today as a Senior Vice President. For the past decade he has helped lead the Pentagon’s congressional legislative and appropriations strategies and engagement, most recently advising the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment, as a Congressional Appropriations Liaison. “Mike will be a real asset to our… Read more »


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.


Cassidy Chairman Barry Rhoads recently moderated a discussion featuring U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Paul Zukunft and Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias at the International Homeland Defense & Security Summit in Biloxi, Mississippi. Protection of America’s maritime borders was the topic and included both the challenges and available solutions to current and emerging threats. The… Read more »


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 »


Congratulations are in order for Cassidy & Associates Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham as he was recently elected to the Board of Directors of the National Waterways Conference. The National Waterways Conference, established in 1960, is the leading national organization to advocate for funding and common sense policies and laws that recognize the widespread public… Read more »


Some good news from the Texas Gulf Coast… Cassidy & Associates client The Port of Corpus Christi Authority along with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers approved a project partnership agreement that will deepen the ship channel from 45 feet deep and 400 feet wide to 54 feet deep and 520 feet wide. The jointly-funded $326… 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 »


Cassidy & Associates is returning to its entrepreneurial roots and focus on client service as it announces a management buyout from The Interpublic Group (IPG) today. “We are excited to make this strategic investment in our team and our future success. There is purpose in ownership and this investment positions us to deliver even stronger… 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 »


The Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce, a Cassidy client for more than a decade, is marking a special partnership with the U.S. Army as Fort Jackson kicks off its month long centennial celebration. The partnership started in 1917 when the Chamber raised $50,000 to purchase the Hampton Estate, contributing one thousand acres to what the… 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 »


The Pew Charitable Trusts recently hosted mayors and federal policy experts in Washington to discuss strategies to safeguard the nation’s roads, bridges, buildings, and facilities from the impacts of flooding. Cassidy’s Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham was a featured panelist at the event and spoke about how states and municipalities must work across sectors and… Read more »


As Washington looks to shore up our nation’s outdated infrastructure, there’s one challenge taking priority… severe weather. Modernizing infrastructure will be the topic this afternoon as Cassidy Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham will be a featured panelist at a Pew Trust event on investing in sustainable solutions. Despite the deep partisanship in Washington, last year Charles… 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.


Policymakers, industry leaders, stakeholders, and leading experts from the science, technology, maritime, and energy sectors are gathering in Seattle this week for the Fourth Annual Arctic Encounter Symposium (AES) and Cassidy & Associates is proud to once again serve as a sponsor of the event. The AES is the largest annual Arctic policy event in… Read more »


Successfully capturing military contracts can be an intimidating process unless you know what you’re doing. Cassidy Vice President Vern Simmons served in a variety of leadership and financial positions across all levels of the U.S. Air Force before joining Cassidy and today specializes in working on behalf of defense policy and procurement stakeholders, helping them… Read more »


It’s an intimidating term, but it could be the high-tech solution to reversing the worst effects of climate change. Geoengineering proposes to combat warming by reflecting a fraction of incoming sunlight back to space. It’s the topic today at The Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research, hosted by Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program and Cassidy… Read more »


Cassidy Senior Vice President Charles Brittingham is in Austin today giving the afternoon keynote address for the annual convention of the Texas Water Conservation Association. Change in Washington is the hot topic at this year’s event and Charles is sharing his insight on expectations for the water resources sector as well as the challenges and… Read more »


Cassidy’s Donna Jo Denison is on site today at the United States Department of Agriculture’s 93rd Agricultural Outlook Forum in Washington. USDA’s outlook forum is attended by thousands of agricultural stakeholders—producers, policymakers, and agricultural officials—from around the world. The theme for this year’s forum is “A New Horizon: The Future of Agriculture.” The annual event is a… Read more »


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 »