Kirsten Ardleigh Chadwick joined the firm in February of 2004 after serving President George W. Bush as a Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. During her tenure as a liaison to the U.S. House of Representatives, Kirsten focused on numerous issues including education, agriculture, tax and trade. In this capacity, she served as the primary point of contact for the President and senior White House staff to the House Republican leadership and the Agriculture, Education and the Workforce, Energy and Commerce, and Ways & Means committees for these issues. Kirsten managed the day-to-day White House legislative strategy for several major pieces of legislation in the 107th and 108th Congresses, including the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (HR 1), the Trade Act of 2002 (HR 3009) and the Jobs and Growth Tax Act of 2003 (HR 2). Kirsten co-chaired the interagency task force charged with passing the Trade Promotion Authority Act in 2001-2002.
Prior to joining the Administration, Kirsten was a Principal at the law firm of O'Brien Calio, LLP. From April to August 2000, she was the Deputy Assistant Convention Manager for Public Liaison at the Republican National Convention. Kirsten also served in the George H. W. Bush Administration in 1992 and as a volunteer on the gubernatorial campaign of Governor Bill Weld of Massachusetts.
The Boston, Massachusetts native is a graduate of Penn State University. Kirsten and her family live in Alexandria, Virginia.