Gordon Speed excels at working with various organizations, including corporations, non-profits, educational and healthcare institutions, and other groups, to help identify their needs. Once an organization with a specific need is identified, Mr. Speed helps to devise creative and innovative strategies whereby Cassidy & Associates’ capabilities may facilitate the promotion of the organization’s interests at the federal level. Mr. Speed came to Cassidy & Associates in 2004 from his former post as Manager of Corporate Affairs at American Community Schools, Ltd., where he was responsible for developing, maintaining, and expanding business leads in the United States and Canada. In this role, Mr. Speed arranged and carried out sales undertakings in the five largest markets served by American Community Schools (ACS). He also served as a member of a four-person marketing team responsible for developing and executing a worldwide marketing strategy to expand ACS’s market share and influence potential customers, resulting in a re-branding campaign currently underway. Prior to his work at ACS, Mr. Speed was Client Relationship Manager at Power Television News, Grassroots Campaign Manager with Citizens for a Sound Economy, and Deputy for Communications in the office of Mayor John A. Delaney from Jacksonville, Florida. In addition, Mr. Speed served on Capitol Hill for a period of time as Project Coordinator for a Florida Republican Member of Congress. Mr. Speed received his B.A. in History from the University of South Carolina and attended the Washington Program at Boston University.