VSA Hires Hill Veteran
WASHINGTON – Today, Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) announced that Capitol Hill veteran Kathryn “Kathee” Facchiano will be joining as a Vice President. Kathee was most recently the Chief of Staff to Representative Clay Higgins (R, LA-03).
“We are so glad that Kathee chose to join VSA after such a long and respected career on Capitol Hill,” Jennifer LaTourette, President and Chief Operating Officer of VSA said. “Few people have Kathee’s understanding of the inner workings of both the House and the Senate. Her familiarity with the various caucuses and her relationships with key leaders in Congress will be a huge asset to the firm and our clients.”
Kathee has spent almost her entire career working on Capitol Hill, both in the House and the Senate – and for both Republicans and Democrats. She began her career working for former Senators Harry Reid (D-NV) and Mary Landrieu (D-LA). After graduating from law school, Kathee returned to Capitol Hill and began working for former Congressman Randy Forbes (R, VA-04). She then took a position as Legislative Assistant and later Legislative Director for then-Congressman John Boozman (R, AR-03), where she focused on issues such healthcare, transportation, and supporting the Congressman’s role as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Water Resources. Kathee remained his Legislative Director after he won election to the U.S. Senate in 2011 where she continued to focus on healthcare as well as judiciary and social security issues. In 2015, Kathee became Legislative Director and General Counsel to Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) where, among her other responsibilities, she supported the Senator’s work on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
In 2017, Kathee returned to the House, becoming Chief of Staff to Clay Higgins, the Congressman representing the district she grew up in. Working on behalf of the constituents of Southwest Louisiana on issues such as energy and homeland security, Kathee helped the Congressman stand up his office upon his election and has served as the liaison to House leadership staff, the House Republican Study Committee, and the House Freedom Caucus. She was also instrumental in securing millions of dollars in federal funding for the district for such things as hurricane recovery and highways and infrastructure.
“I am excited to join VSA and their bipartisan team of experts, many whom I have known for years,” Facchiano said. “I’ve had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best over the last 20 years on Capitol Hill. I’m ready to take that knowledge and use it to help organizations who are looking to their government for solutions.”
Originally from Lafayette, Louisiana, Kathee received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and her Juris Doctor from Catholic University. She and her husband, Greg, live in northern Virginia with their two children.