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Kendrick serves as Director of Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn, where he provides research and analytical support to the firm’s healthcare, higher education institutions, associations, and public and private corporation clients. Kendrick conducts substantive issue research and analysis on legislative and policy matters and assists in business development. He also works with clients to identify and strategically pursue funding …

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Ascunce

Annie Ascunce serves as a Research Analyst for the firm’s Higher Education Practice. In this role, Annie provides research and analytical support to the firm’s higher education clients. She works with managing directors and clients to strategically identify suitable federal and foundation opportunities for clients to pursue. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Annie spent time as a Joint and Strategic …

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Schor

Jessica (Jess) Schor serves as Managing Director in the Higher Education practice at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, she works with clients to seek and secure federal and foundation grants to support their institutional and project-based needs. Jess has more than 10 years of fundraising, grant writing, and grant management experience in the nonprofit sector, which she leverages to …

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Foster

Tori Foster serves as a Director of Grants & Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn, primarily serving clients in the Nonprofits & Public Agencies and Higher Education practice areas. In this capacity, Tori provides project management support for client grant proposal development. Tori also provides research and analytical support on a range of legislative and policy matters, and monitors appropriations …

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Zamiska

Jessica Zamiska is a Managing Director of Grants at McAllister & Quinn. Jessica draws on her broad experience as a grant writer, project manager, and nonprofit fundraising professional to provide both technical and strategic advice to the firm’s clients in the healthcare, higher education, and non-profit industries. Prior to joining McAllister & Quinn, Jessica Zamiska worked in the nonprofit sector …

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McGirk

Kathryn McGirk is a Director of Grants and Federal Affairs at McAllister & Quinn. In this role, Kathryn works with colleges and universities to identify viable funding opportunities and guide them through developing a competitive grant proposal. Kathryn’s specific areas of interest include the Department of Education (ED), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Economic Development Agency (EDA). Kathryn …

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Parduhn

Jake serves as Director of Federal Affairs for the Advanced Technology and Research Universities & Institutions Practices at McAllister & Quinn. Jake works with the firm’s clients on tracking and analyzing legislation on technology, defense, and energy R&D issues. Jake also conducts research activities related to government procurement, R&D, and other business development opportunities to support clients’ commercialization goals and …

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Venable

Jessica Venable has primary responsibility for overseeing the Research Universities & Institutions Practice, in which she strategically addresses the needs of client organizations with high research activity. Drawing on more than 15 years of experience in sponsored research and program management, Dr. Venable provides clients with advice and support to develop relationships, identify appropriate funding opportunities, and apply for funding at …

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Parsons

Amanda Parsons has been at McAllister & Quinn for over a decade and has built an impressive background working across government, academic, and private sectors. In her role as a Managing Director, Amanda has worked collaboratively with clients to secure tens of millions of dollars in external funding for a wide range of projects including student scholarships, faculty-led research, programmatic …

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