As the Deputy Director of Cassidy & Associates Defense, Shawn Edwards specializes in working on military and defense policy issues at Cassidy & Associates. Mr. Edwards uses his first-hand experience on Capitol Hill to help clients navigate and promote their interests within the federal system. Mr. Edwards has assisted in the development of numerous legislative strategies that range from securing defense funding for a small technology company for non-lethal weapon research to successfully helping to secure a multi-year U.S. Marine Corps contract for tanker/transport aircraft.
He joined the firm after spending four years working for the Senate Armed Services Committee, during which time he served under the Committee Chairmanships of Senator Strom Thurmond (R-SC) and Senator John Warner (R-VA). Prior to his work on the Armed Serves Committee, Mr. Edwards worked in Senator Thurmond’s office.
Mr. Edwards earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from The Citadel.more » « less