J. David Hoppe is President of Quinn Gillespie and Associates. He brings decades of political experience, policy expertise and Congressional relationships to the firm. Mr. Hoppe provides senior leadership to the firm on client issues, business development and Republican political activities. Mr. Hoppe joined QGA after having served nearly 30 years on Capitol Hill, where he held a number of important staff positions in the Republican leadership. He served most recently as Chief of Staff to then-Senate Majority Leader, U.S. Senator Trent Lott (R-MS) from 1996 through 2002. In his early Hill career working with Sen. Lott, Mr. Hoppe was Staff Director of the House Republican Research Committee from 1979 through 1980 and Staff Director for the House Republican Whip from 1981 through 1984. Mr. Hoppe has served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY) and Administrative Aide to U.S. Senator Dan Coats (R-IN). In addition, he worked at the Heritage Foundation as a Vice President for Government Affairs. Mr. Hoppe began his career in Congress as a research associate for the House Republican Study Committee in 1976. A native of Baraboo, Wisconsin, Mr. Hoppe earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a M.A. in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies.