December 9, 2014
McAllister & Quinn is pleased to announce that Colonel Mike DeYoung (U.S. Army, Retired), a former U.S. Army Liaison to both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, joined McAllister & Quinn as a Strategic Advisor to the firm’s Defense & Homeland Security Practice.
Col. DeYoung will provide clients with strategy development, business intelligence, government relations and legislative affairs support. He joins a growing team of McAllister & Quinn consultants focused on the national security and advanced technology sectors.
“Our Defense and Homeland Security Team is very excited to be working with Col. DeYoung, and we are looking forward to introducing him to our clients,” says McAllister & Quinn Vice President Frank Cristinzio, who leads the firm’s Defense & Homeland Security Practice. “Mike has years of experience at senior levels of the Pentagon Chain of Command. He knows how agencies, program offices, and policy makers think. His insight, contacts, and experience will enhance our ability to bring our clients innovative strategies they need to be successful at a very complex time in federal government relations and business development.”
Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Col. DeYoung was a Vice President and Senior Advisor at Strategic Marketing Innovations. Before that he served as the Army’s Chief Liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives (2002—2006) representing the Secretary of the Army and other senior leaders to Congress across a broad spectrum of issues ranging from Supplemental funding to the latest Soldier support issues and played a key role in developing strategic communications campaign plans for how the Army should engage Congress. Mike has worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he facilitated the interagency process, held command positions overseas, and worked as a fellow in the United States Senate.
Based in Washington, D.C., with 30 full-time employees, McAllister & Quinn is a comprehensive, bipartisan government relations firm that provides a full range of services to a diverse group of clients with issues before the federal government.