Holten Stringer is a Manager of Government Relations at VSA. In this capacity, he supports a number of the firm’s clients on a broad array of issues including higher education, small business, technology, and research and development. Additionally, Holten updates clients on legislative and executive action while sharing information about federal grant opportunities across relevant agencies.
Holten came to VSA after spending three years in the office of Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) where he served as a Legislative Correspondent and Grants Coordinator. He supported Senator Cornyn during the 116th and 117th
Congress with policy material regarding transportation, homeland security, commerce, and small business. He played a central role in developing and implementing the Shuttered Venues Operators Grant, also known as the Save Our Stages Act, which offered a $15 billion lifeline for entertainment venues and operators struggling through COVID-19. Holten also worked on a number of provisions in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act including increased cyber security measures against foreign entities, and improved loan and bond programs for infrastructure projects. As Grants Coordinator, Holten was successful in helping stakeholders receive more than $200 million in discretionary grants. He brings a range of bipartisan relationships to his role as he previously worked with agency officials from both the Trump and Biden Administration.
Prior to this, Holten started his career on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern and worked for Congressman Pete Olson (R-TX). Originally from Flower Mound, TX, Holten received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Texas A&M University and is also a licensed realtor.