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VSA Names Capitol Hill Veteran Katie Patru to VP Post; Promotes Two

WASHINGTON – In anticipation of continued growth in 2019 and beyond, Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) has named Katie Patru, a highly regarded 16-year veteran of Capitol Hill, as Vice President. The firm also promoted Tom Quinn to Vice President and Katie Vanlandingham to Associate Vice President.

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."

Tom Quinn – Promoted to Vice President

Tom Quinn joined VSA in 2006 after serving as the Legislative Director/Appropriations Associate to Rep. Peter J. Visclosky (D-IN-01), the incoming chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee for the 116th Congress. “We are excited to announce the promotion of Tom Quinn to Vice President for Van Scoyoc Associates,” said Van Scoyoc. “Tom is a respected member of our team whose time as Legislative Director for House Democrats provided him with the experience to handle a wide range of issues for his growing portfolio at VSA, helping his clients navigate the complicated legislative and budgetary processes. Tom has a reputation for solving complicated problems through the formulation and execution of successful federal strategies.”

Learn more about Tom Quinn here.

Katie Vanlandingham – Promoted to Associate Vice President

“Katie has been a valued member of the Van Scoyoc Associates team for 10 years, and we are proud to recognize her accomplishments with a promotion to Associate Vice President,” said Van Scoyoc. “Her expertise on the legislative process, and her guidance to clients in the areas of appropriations, healthcare, education, and defense have helped create a notable track record of success.”

Learn more about Katie Vanlandingham here.

About VSA: Founded in 1990 by H. Stewart “Stu” Van Scoyoc, with three employees, Van Scoyoc Associates (VSA) has grown to over 60 employees representing nearly 200 clients. VSA’s diverse client base has included Fortune 500 companies, cities and small towns, colleges and major research universities, small businesses, foreign governments, charitable organizations, trade associations, and coalitions both large and small.