With more than 25 years of experience working with organizations impacted by the federal government, Shay provides our clients sage, strategic advice on working with individual Members of Congress and the Administration. His corporate experience provides the background necessary to help our clients find opportunities or avoid pitfalls that are bound to impact their business. His experience in Washington, D.C. brings process knowledge, strong contacts and the ability to know when to apply aggressive pressure or passive advocacy to best suit the clients’ short- and long-term goals.
During his over-a-decade tenure on Capitol Hill, Shay served as a Legislative Assistant to Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), currently the third ranking member of the Senate Democrat leadership, senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Ranking Democrat on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; and Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), currently the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Prior to joining Crossroads Strategies, Shay was a co-founder and Managing Partner of Capitol Strategies, from November 2013 until the merger with Crossroads Strategies in January of 2017. He previously served as the Senior Vice President of a well-established government relations consulting firm, and as a Vice President within a Fortune 100 company. Shay received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Washington.