“Tom Downs served me and my constituents well as my senior legislative assistant and chief of staff – the longest-serving member of my Washington, D.C. staff. During my eight years in the Congress, we achieved numerous victories for local communities on Long Island, New York and for the nation. I am pleased to be in a position to collaborate with Tom in a consulting role to advance clients’ goals and objectives and to promote the greater good.”
-- A former Member of Congress from New York, George Hochbrueckner served on the Committees on Armed Services, Science, Space and Technology, and Merchant Marine and Fisheries. He provides broad government relations representation, with a focus on technology and national defense. He serves as Principal at George J. Hochbrueckner & Associates.
“Tom Downs and I previously worked together as federal affairs advocates in the Washington office of a national law firm. We also both previously served as Congressional chiefs of staff. Tom and I work well together, and we both understand how to navigate opportunities and challenges in Washington. I am pleased to collaborate with Tom on federal legislative matters to advance clients’ interests.”
Mike Hettinger served as Staff Director, U.S. House Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance and Accountability (Congressman Tom Davis of Virginia, Chairman); Chief of Staff and Legislative Director, Congressman Tom Davis. He is Principal at Hettinger Strategy Group.
“My professional background – in public policy matters involving maritime, rail, and other modes of transportation and transit – complements Tom’s government affairs practice. I look forward to collaboration on government relations matters of importance to local jurisdictions, institutions of higher education, and other client projects.”
Dave Matsuda is a former Maritime Administrator (Obama administration); Acting Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, U.S. Department of Transportation; Attorney, Federal Railroad Administration; Professional Staff Member, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Senior Counsel and Transportation Advisor, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey. He also serves as Principal at Matsuda & Associates.
“I am honored to be in a position to serve as an advocate for local communities to advance strategic programs and policies addressing disaster prevention, resilience, and climate adaptation. Tom Downs and I worked together to quickly and successfully resolve what had previously been a protracted series of unsuccessful disaster reimbursement claims brought by a local government – reversing three prior denials of assistance by FEMA. Tom and I also worked together to secure discretionary federal funding to enable a regional council of governments to advance disaster prevention goals. I look forward to continued successes in making communities better prepared for myriad challenges related to storms and other natural hazards.”
George Haddow served as Deputy Chief of Staff and White House Liaison, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). He also served as Senior Policy Advisor to Senator Don Riegle of Michigan, and as Executive Assistant to Senator Brock Adams of Washington State. Mr. Haddow manages disaster logistics programs, supports FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Framework, and directed the development of Crisis and Risk Communications and Hazard Risk Management courses for FEMA’s Higher Education Program. He is Founder and Principal at Bullock & Haddow, LLC.
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