Chad Wolf joined Wexler & Walker in 2005, bringing extensive public policy experience gained through service on Capitol Hill and in the Bush Administration. Mr. Wolf has a sound understanding of homeland security and transportation issues, with an emphasis on transportation security. He works in the development and implementation of public policy strategies for Wexler & Walker clients, ranging from business development to coalition building and media outreach to direct lobbying of the US Congress and the Administration. Mr. Wolf contributes weekly to a leading homeland security blog focusing on aviation security policy and technology.
Mr. Wolf’s experience includes leadership positions at the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA), where he served as the Assistant Administrator for Security Policy during his last year of service there. He also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator and Chief of Staff of TSA’s Policy Office. Mr. Wolf played a key role in drafting regulations and Security Directives to implement the agency’s programs and regularly appeared before industry leaders to explain TSA positions. Mr. Wolf was also responsible for finalizing the congressionally-mandated National Strategy for Transportation Security.
Prior to working at TSA, Mr. Wolf served on the staff of US Senator Chuck Hagel (R-Nebraska). He was responsible for the full range of transportation issues and worked closely with the Senator on campaign finance reform. Mr. Wolf also worked for Senators Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) and Phil Gramm (R-TX) early in his career.
Mr. Wolf graduated magna cum laude from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. His work at the TSA earned Mr. Wolf the United States Secretary of Transportation’s September 11th Service Medal and the TSA Transportation Security Silver Medal.