Tom Quinn works daily to bridge the gap between clients and the Federal government by helping navigate the complicated legislative and budgetary processes. Tom advises leaders of large and small universities, research consortiums, high tech businesses, and major defense contractors on their interactions with Congress and the Federal agencies.
As an Associate Vice President at VSA, Tom understands that Federal representation today requires an all-encompassing approach, and he successfully works with his clients to target and develop strong relationships with Federal agency officials and Members of Congress. Clients turn to Tom for his knowledge of the priorities and personnel at the Federal agencies as well as the procedures and people involved in legislation. In recent years, he has worked with clients to achieve successes in programs related science, defense, homeland security, education, and energy.
Prior to joining VSA, Tom served as the Legislative Director and Appropriations Associate for Congressman Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN-01), the current Ranking Democratic Member of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee. In that role, Tom oversaw matters related to academic research, infrastructure development, and national security.
A native of Oradell, New Jersey, Tom was educated in the Jesuit tradition at the College of the Holy Cross, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a concentration in Middle Eastern studies. He currently lives in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC with his wife and son.