Kirsten Ardleigh Chadwick joined Fierce Isakowitz in February of 2004 after serving President George W. Bush as a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. As a liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kirsten served as the primary point of contact for the President and senior White House staff to the Committees on Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, Ways & Means and to the House Republican Leadership. Kirsten managed the day-to-day White House legislative strategy for several major pieces of legislation in the 108th and 107th Congresses including the No Child Left Behind Act (HR 1), the Trade Act of 2002 (HR 3009) and the Jobs and Growth Tax Act of 2003 (HR 2). Kirsten co-chaired the interagency task force charged with passing the Trade Promotion Authority Act in 2001-2002. Prior to joining the Administration, Kirsten was a Principal at the law firm of O'Brien Calio, LLP. From April-August 2000, Kirsten served as the Deputy Assistant Convention Manager for Public Liaison at the Republican National Convention. Kirsten served in the George H. W. Bush Administration in 1992 and as a volunteer on the gubernatorial campaign of Governor Bill Weld (MA). Kirsten is a graduate of Penn State University and is a native of Boston, MA. Kirsten and her family currently reside in Alexandria, Virginia.