As a Vice President at VSA, Katie Patru will play an integral role in the firm’s government relations practice, while leading the firm’s communications and marketing efforts. “Katie is one of the most recognized, respected, and admired senior aides on Capitol Hill. She has a wealth of institutional knowledge and extraordinary relationships developed by helping people succeed over the course of many years,” said H. Stewart “Stu” Van Scoyoc, President & CEO of VSA. “Katie’s problem-solving acumen is precisely the skillset we value most at VSA, and we’re thrilled to have her on our team as we help our clients overcome critical public policy challenges.”
Katie served as Director of Member Services for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (VA). Prior to that, she held member services or media relations roles for the last five House Republican Conference Chairs: Deborah Pryce (OH), Adam Putnam (FL), Mike Pence (IN), Jeb Hensarling (TX), and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA). Most recently, Katie served as the Deputy Staff Director for the Committee on House Administration, where she oversaw Member services, as well as outreach and communications to House Members, staff, committees, leadership and the media.
During her time on the Hill, Katie developed strong relationships on both sides of the aisle, also helping educate and usher in the last three bipartisan Freshman Member classes of 2014, 2016 and 2018, who make up over 40 percent of the 116th Congress.
Her extensive relationships in Washington led Roll Call to name her to the prestigious ‘Fab 50’ list of top Capitol Hill aides.
"I couldn't be happier to join Van Scoyoc Associates, a well-respected bipartisan firm with a dynamic client base, strong leadership, and talented experts," said Patru. "They are adept at helping clients navigate the often-challenging, ever-changing landscape of Capitol Hill, and VSA’s industry leading track record of client retention is testament to that. I look forward to applying my years of experience in Member services, outreach, and communications to help further expand VSA’s capabilities."