WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2023 – SMI is pleased to welcome as its newest Director Stephen Coffey, an accomplished public servant steeped in the congressional budget process, as the firm continues to build on its success helping clients achieve their legislative and policy goals.   

Coffey most recently served as deputy chief of staff and legislative director for Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. 

“Stephen is a tremendous addition to the SMI team,” said SMI CEO Bill McCann. “He brings a command of the appropriations process that comes from years of hands-on experience.   Stephen will add great depth on both the appropriations and policy front.”

“I’m very excited to join the top-tier team at SMI,” said Stephen. “I’m looking forward to using the experience I’ve gained during my ten years in the House to help industry leaders better understand and navigate the funding process and policy decisions made inside the halls of Congress.”

The addition comes on the heels of other recent hires to sharpen SMI’s expertise in manufacturing and expand its energy and defense teams.

Founded in 1993, SMI has been the premier choice in Washington for companies, universities, nonprofits, and industry associations for federal marketing and lobbying services focused on national security, defense, clean energy, life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and research and development.