Thad Inge is well-respected in Washington as a legislative and regulatory strategist with an ability to work across the aisle and drive results. His years of experience working in Congress, at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and in the private sector have provided him a unique skill set on a range of tax and small business issues.
In addition to tax and small business, Thad brings policy expertise in tax administration, retirement benefits, employee health benefits, fintech, payments, and employment and labor policy.
Thad began his career in Washington working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship under former Chair Mary Landrieu (D-LA) where he focused on technology policy and access to capital, and played a central role in drafting and passing small business technology transfer legislation out of the Senate. In 2010, Thad joined the SBA as part of the Obama administration, rising to the position of Associate Administrator, Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs, where he served as the principal legislative advisor to the Administrator. At SBA, Thad worked closely with Congress and the White House to expand the agency’s lending authority, create new opportunities for small business procurement, and to implement new programs for startups and incubators.
Prior to joining Van Scoyoc Associates, Thad led government relations at Paychex, Inc. for more than five years, where he established a D.C. office and helped the company navigate a range of complex public policy issues, including COVID-19 relief legislation. Paychex is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for human resources, payroll, benefits, and insurance services, with $4 billion in annual revenues and 710,000 business clients. Thad worked closely with Congress, the Executive Branch, trade associations, and public policy organizations to monitor and advance policies of importance to Paychex and its customers. He also took leadership roles in a variety of industry coalitions and associations.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Thad received his Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown University and his Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law. He lives with his wife Annie and three children in Chevy Chase, Maryland.