Jack M. Hession - Senior Vice President
Jack Hession has the experience and in-depth familiarity with the federal appropriations and authorization process.He works extensively with Members of Congress and staff from the Senate and House leadership as well as Senate and House Appropriations and Authorizing Committees.Off the Hill, he has built relationships in and participates in functions and briefings sponsored by the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC).
Prior to joining MGA in April 2002, Jack served as Legislative Assistant to Representative Thomas Davis of Virginia. As Congressman Davis’s lead staffer on the Energy and Commerce Committee, Jack managed the Congressman’s legislative agenda pertaining to energy policy, renewable energies, interstate commerce and election reform.
With eighteen years' experience in advocating for municipal governments, Jack has come to specialize in issues related to economic development, environment, health and social services, public works, flood control and transportation. His work has led to strong working relationships with congressional authorization committees such as the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. Federal agencies he routinely works with on behalf of MGA's clients: Department of Health and Human Services; Army Corps of Engineers; Department of Commerce – with a focus on the Economic Development Administration, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and the Office of Space Commerce; Federal Aviation Administration Office of Aviation Safety, FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation; Department of the Interior; U.S. Customs and Border Patrol; and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water.
Focused on economic and community development, Jack continues to build necessary grassroots coalitions for success among community leaders, stakeholders, congressional delegations and federal agencies.
Jack is a graduate of George Mason University and resides with his wife and son in Alexandria, Virginia.