Sandi Stuart is Senior Partner at Clark & Weinstock. She joined the firm following a twenty-year career as a legislative expert on Capitol Hill and in the executive branch.
Before joining the firm, Sandi was the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs. Sandi was the Defense Department's direct liaison to all members of Congress and coordinated all activities relating to Senate and House consideration of the department's legislative agenda. In addition, she was a senior member of the White House, NSC, State Department, Department of Defense team on all international matters before Congress. For her service, she was twice awarded the Department of Defense's Medal for Distinguished Public Service - the department's highest civilian award.
Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Sandi was a member of the House Democratic Leadership staff coordinating the activities of the Democratic Caucus and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. She served as the chief of staff to Rep. Vic Fazio (D-CA). During the same period, as associate staff on the House Appropriations Committee, Sandi drafted and managed legislation on a variety of issues including defense, foreign policy, health care, trade and the legislative branch. Previously, Sandi was associate staff on the House Budget Committee. Prior positions include legislative assistant to Rep. Fazio and Legislative Director to Rep. Bob Matsui (D-CA).
Sandi is currently President of America's Trust, a bi-partisan and bi-cameral non-profit association which provides venues for policy debates for Members of Congress. She is also on the board of Directors for the California State Society and the Advisory Board of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.