Mike is a Senior Vice President at Cassidy & Associates and puts his 26 years of experience in the Army and in Washington to work for his clients. Clients benefit from his deep understanding of how Congress’ oversight responsibilities shape decisions inside the Pentagon.
He joined Cassidy after a decade of helping lead the Pentagon’s congressional legislative and appropriations engagement most recently as a Congressional Appropriations Liaison for the Under Secretary of Defense, Acquisition and Sustainment.
As a Congressional Appropriations Liaison Mike engaged the House and Senate Appropriations Committees and was responsible for a policy portfolio that included procurement, military construction; base realignment and closure; energy; environment; defense threat reduction activities; small business programs; industrial base policy and the office of economic adjustment.
Mike successfully built and facilitated key relationships between the DoD and congressional appropriations committees through his earlier positions as Executive Officer for the Director of the Army National Guard as well as Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs and Joint Programs Congressional Liaison for the National Guard Bureau.
He has 26 years of active duty service in the U.S. Army and retired as a Colonel in 2018. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Western Kentucky University; Masters of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma; Master of Strategic Leadership from the United States Army War College and a Certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown.Bio page »