Sullivan becomes CGCN Group's 10th partner, giving the firm added expertise on defense, health care, education, space policy, labor issues and the appropriations process. Over the last two years, CGCN has doubled in size, building out its advocacy practice and launching a strategic-communications arm to help frame public-policy debates.
"CGCN is a firm built on talent and hard work," Sullivan said. "They understand Washington is changing rapidly and want to build something innovative and unique. I am thrilled to join such a talented team."
Sullivan previously served as staff director of the House Education and the Workforce Committee under former Chairman John Kline (R., Minn.). In that role, she helped pass a major pension reform bill and a sweeping rewrite of the No Child Left Behind education law. The committee is one of three House panels with jurisdiction over health care. It also has primary jurisdiction over most labor law.
Before returning to the Hill, she worked as a senior policy adviser at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, developing and executing legislative and grassroots campaigns to advance clients' interests before Congress and the Executive Branch.
Sullivan also served as policy director to former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R., Texas), overseeing his policy staff and working with various committees to develop legislation and bring it to the House floor for a vote. She also advised multiple members of Congress on the Appropriations process.
"Juliane has a tremendous track record of success, working both on and off the Hill," Kline said. "I chose her to be staff director at the Education and the Workforce Committee because she is hard-working, smart, tough, fair and well-liked. On the Committee, she navigated choppy political waters to enact policies that are good for American workers, families and children. She will make CGCN better, and they're already pretty darn good."
CGCN Group is an integrated advocacy and strategic communications firm that specializes in helping corporations, non-profits and industry groups navigate complex legislative and regulatory issues. The firm provides outreach to key policymakers, gathers strategic intelligence and offers a full suite of tools for media and grassroots communication. CGCN represents more than 50 clients from a wide range of industries, including non-profits, Fortune 500 companies and prominent trade associations.
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