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Senior Policy Advisor

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Harrison Wadsworth is a principal in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He has more than 20 years of experience in public policy and communications. Harrison’s expertise includes media relations, the legislative and political process, higher education, finance, communications and trade association management.

He is an expert in the federal student financial assistance programs, working with domestic and international colleges and universities as well as with financial institutions.  He is also is well-versed in the Higher Education Act and heads two education-related trade associations – the International Education Council and the Coalition of Higher Education Assistance Organizations.

Harrison has worked as a congressional press secretary and legislative director. In addition, he was a newspaper reporter and editor.

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Assistant Vice President

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Austin Hall is an assistant vice president at the firm, focusing on issues surrounding K-12 education; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education; after school and extracurricular programs; and career and technical education.

Austin previously interned in the Washington D.C. office of Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX). He has also served as an election judge for the state of Texas and a delegate to the 2016 Democratic National Convention, where he represented children and youth interests during the Texas delegation platform deliberations.

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Principal

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Della Cronin is a principal of the firm, operating from the Washington, D.C. office. Della brings over 20 years of experience in education and research policy, legislative and regulatory processes, fundraising and public affairs to the firm, having worked for a broad array of education companies and interests.

Della has managed corporate and national partnerships, communications for a corporate foundation, as well as outreach and public awareness efforts, and worked with the Department of Education to inform college campus officials about policy changes resulting from reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. She organizes Capitol Hill briefings and Congressional advocacy days, and has encouraged groups she works with to integrate social medial elements into those events. She also is a frequent speaker on the topics of federal education and research policy, as well as the ins and outs of policymaking in Washington, D.C.

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