Catherine Edmonson

Director of Federal Affairs

Phone: (202) 296-2741


Catherine serves as Director of Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn, where she provides research and analytical support to the firm’s healthcare, higher education institutions, associations, and public and private corporation clients. Catherine conducts substantive issue research and analysis on legislative and policy matters and assists in business development. She also works with clients to identify and strategically pursue funding opportunities at both the federal and foundation levels. Catherine closely monitors congressional and administration policy, tracks and evaluates relevant legislative and appropriations actions, and utilizes that information to help enhance grant-seeking and government relations efforts on behalf of clients. She also helps clients to coordinate their Capitol Hill advocacy activities.

Prior to joining McAllister and Quinn, Catherine was a legislative intern for Sen. Tom Carper (DE) on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, where she assisted on the cyber security team that worked to make our cyber community a more safe and resilient place. She brings knowledge from working on Capitol Hill that is essential to assisting clients at the federal level. Catherine also interned for Rep. Lloyd Doggett (TX) and interned with Texas Christian University Governmental Affairs, where she met with Texas lawmakers concerning the prominent issue of higher education affordability and access.

Catherine graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University and received her B.S. in political science and energy technology management.