Anthony Bedell is a Senior Corporate and Government Relations Director in Becker’s Federal Lobbying Practice. He most recently served as the U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Assistant Secretary for Congressional Affairs, the number two governmental affairs position in the Office of Secretary Elaine L. Chao. He was originally appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in May 2017.
Mr. Bedell was also a Department of Transportation representative for the Northeast Corridor Commission tasked with developing a formula to allocate capital and operating costs based on usage and facilitating collaborative planning. Prior, he was president of government relations firm Red Five Strategies and the director of federal and state government affairs for Intuit.
He has also worked for republican candidates at the local, state, and national levels and has worked on more than a dozen republican campaigns. In 2008, he was the chairman of the Budget Committee for the Republican Party of Virginia. He was elected chairman of the Fairfax County Republican Committee in 2009, and served two terms.
In addition to U.S. Department of Transportation, Mr. Bedell has additional executive branch experience. He was appointed as a senior legislative officer by then-Labor Secretary Chao to handle legislative matters for the Department of Labor. He also served as associate administrator for the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Small Business Administration as chief advisor on legislative matters related to Congress and the executive branch.
PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Appointed to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, 2022
- Visitors of Radford University
- Rector of the Board of Visitors, 2015 – 2016
- Governance, Athletics, and Administration Committee, Chairman