Jim Dyer | Principal

Jim Dyer | Principal

  • Scranton, PA
  • BA, University of Scranton | MA, The George Washington University
  • Budget, Appropriations, National Security
Work:
  • Served under two former presidents —Presidents Reagan and President George H.W. Bush — Deputy Assistant for Legislative Affairs

  • Served as staff director and clerk on the House Committee on Appropriations for 13 years

  • Handled legislative affairs for the US Department of State for two years and later served as a budget consultant to the Secretary of the Navy

  • Serves as resident expert on process, budget and appropriations matters including all activities related to securing legislation

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  • Holds an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Scranton

  • Member of the board of directors of Ford’s Theater, where he serves as treasurer; the International Advisory Board at the US Institute for Peace; and the Board of Signature Theatre.

Having served two presidents and directed the staff of a key congressional committee, Jim Dyer is uniquely qualified to help clients navigate the complexities of the federal budget and appropriations process. A preeminent Republican strategist with a wealth of experience in the White House and on Capitol Hill, Jim is a premier analyst of legislative issues with a tight grasp on the intersection of politics and policy.

Working with Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, Jim served as the deputy assistant to the President for legislative affairs. Under President Reagan, Jim was responsible for the overall management of the legislative affairs office, overseeing the defense, foreign policy and appropriations portfolios. With President Bush, Jim served as the principal contact with the US Senate.

A veteran of Capitol Hill, Jim served as staff director and clerk of the House Committee on Appropriations for more than a decade, producing 13 annual appropriations bills and supervising a 125-person professional staff. As principal committee liaison to the Republican leadership, he was responsible for planning the House legislative agenda.

With a special expertise on foreign policy and defense issues, Jim handled legislative affairs for the US Department of State for two years and later served as a budget consultant to the Secretary of the Navy. Gaining experience in the private sector, Jim has also directed government relations for the Philip Morris Companies, Inc., and for the Power Systems Division of United Technologies Corp.

Jim served as senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and holds the distinguished public service award from the US Navy. He is a member of the board of directors for Ford’s Theater and the Chairman’s Advisory Board at the US Institute for Peace, and also serves on the boards of the National Zoo and the US Capitol Historic Society.

Jim holds a B.A. from the University of Scranton and has done graduate work in legislative affairs at George Washington University. He holds an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the University of Scranton.

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