Rebecca Shaw

Rebecca Shaw

Rebecca’s experience advising Republican members of Congress across the political spectrum has honed her expertise in member decision-making and communications as well as her passion for achieving stakeholder goals. Her legislative work — on issues ranging from financial services to agriculture to education and workforce development — contributes to Avoq’s ability to deliver versatile integrated

Keith Castaldo

Keith Castaldo

Keith works with clients to strategize how their assets and goals match the priorities of members of Congress and the Administration. He also helps train executives unfamiliar with D.C. on how to be their own best advocate. He has a deep policy background on a broad range of issues, including tax and finance, data security

Caitlin Canter

Caitlin Canter

Caitlin joined Avoq in 2022 with more than 12 years of experience in politics and lobbying. She specializes in healthcare, with additional expertise in tax and trade practice areas regarding issues involving the Ways and Means Committee, House Republican Leadership and the House Republican Conference. Caitlin has created successful legislative strategies for companies in a

Bryce Harlow

Bryce Harlow

Bryce specializes in crafting effective advocacy strategies to help clients achieve their goals. He works with clients across industries with a special focus on media and telecommunications policy. Recently, Bryce directed efforts to create a coalition, including a number of Fortune 500 companies, to repel efforts to regulate their industry to their detriment. Bryce began

Whitaker Askew

Whit Askew

Whit has two decades of experience in campaign politics, lobbying and integrated advocacy at the highest levels. He leverages his extensive relationships and proactive strategic mindset to drive successful outcomes on a diversified range of issues in the commerce, financial services, energy, workforce, technology and hospitality sectors. Whit has effectively managed the Economic Investment Alliance,

Natalie Farr Harrison

Natalie Farr

Natalie’s 15-year career in the House, Senate and executive branch makes her an ideal advocate who looks at a given issue from multiple perspectives, giving clients a 360-degree view of how to achieve a goal. Since joining Avoq, Natalie spent most of her time developing strategies to advance client interests across the House, Senate and

Bill Ghent

Bill Ghent

As a former chief of staff, legislative director and communications director for a Senate Democrat, Bill works with clients to develop effective advocacy and messaging strategies on a wide range of issues and across various industries. He focuses on Senate Democratic Leadership, the Biden Administration and Senate Democrats. Bill recently worked with energy and environmental

Stacey Alexander

Stacey Alexander

Stacey provides clients with a unique blend of public policy, public affairs and campaign experience. Stacey’s approach to solving complex problems is to turn conventional wisdom on its side in search of innovative solutions. She works with corporate and trade association clients to forge longstanding relationships and build federal advocacy efforts that yield bipartisan results.

Barry Lasala

Barry Lasala

Barry has decades of experience in politics, lobbying and integrated advocacy. His work is focused across a range of issues, with particular emphasis on the technology and telecommunications sectors. Prior to joining Avoq in 2009, Barry served as director of federal government affairs at Microsoft Corporation. In that capacity, he managed the company’s strategic, legislative

Cedric Grant

Cedric Grant

Cedric specializes in House Democratic Leadership outreach as well as the Congressional Black Caucus. He develops and executes strategic policy advocacy across a range of areas for corporate and nonprofit clients, including healthcare, financial services, appropriations, tech and sports & entertainment. Additionally, Cedric cultivates third-party validators to support corporate policy that drives growth strategies and