Sean combines over a decade of legislative, crisis communications, campaign management, coalition management, and corporate client experience on behalf of Atlas Crossing clients. Joyce has represented companies before Congress and the Administration covering a diverse range of issues, including Uber, Virgin, PepsiCo, The Home Depot, FaceFirst, United Technologies, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Capitol Collection Management, US Travel Association, Space-X, and DiSH Networks.
Having recently left Capitol Hill as Chief of Staff for Congressman Patrick McHenry (NC), who serves as the top Republican on the Financial Services Committee, Joyce provides counsel to clients on strategic engagement with Congress and the Administration. As Chief of Staff, Joyce directed day-to-day operations for McHenry while overseeing the nexus where politics and policy met communications and outreach. Sean honed his legislative successes when McHenry was tapped to be the top whip by Majority Whip Steve Scalise (LA).
Prior to his time with McHenry, Sean held a variety of Senior Staff positions for Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (PA), including Legislative Director, Communications Director, National Security Advisor, and Campaign Manager. Sean has extensive experience in managing national political campaigns, crisis comms in addition to issue-based coalition management.
Sean is currently the Executive Director of the S.H.I.P Coalition, comprised of 80+ companies including Fortune50 and Fortune500 agribusinesses, chemical companies, transportation services, shipper, retailers, beverage companies and aggregates including: Anheuser-Busch, American Chemistry Council, Tyson Foods, International Paper, West Rock, PepsiCo, Old Castle Materials, Coca Cola, The Home Depot, Campbell’s, Niagara Bottling, American Forest & Paper, National Cattleman Beef Association, Smithfield, and Dairy Farmers of America, to name a few.
Brad Gentile has spent nearly a decade in public service and has developed strong relationships throughout Washington on both sides of the political aisle. Most recently, Brad served as Chief of Staff for Congressman John Katko, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. While Brad ran his operation, Congressman Katko was recognized as the most productive first-term legislator in 27 years. Prior to that, Brad served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Congressman Chris Gibson, and as a Legislative Assistant to former House Speaker John Boehner. Throughout his time in Washington, Brad served as the chief policy and political advisor to members of Congress where he crafted, negotiated and helped pass numerous policy initiatives.
Brad has worked with, and overseen some of the most competitive and successful congressional campaigns in the country, building a reputation for his ability to protect incumbent candidates in targeted races. His political experience includes: raising and managing millions of dollars, coordinating with party committees, and overseeing strategy and content. Brad has extensive experience in media training, strategic communications, speech writing, and media relations.
Alexis joined Atlas Crossing from Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Administration where she worked in his policy office for half a decade, most recently as his Policy Advisor. Alexis has handled a portfolio that includes healthcare, technology, homeland security, financial services, education, and transportation.
At Atlas Crossing, Alexis develops legislative solutions and supporting advocacy materials to help our clients tell their stories to Members of Congress, their staff, and Administration officials. Alexis also manages all client and company Washington fly-Ins and Advocacy Days on Capitol Hill and at the White House. Atlas Crossing frequently hosts political events for Members of Congress, and Oberg builds out Capitol Hill policy briefings for staff and Members of Congress. Alexis is integral to all of the operation’s components and keeps the trains running on time.
Alexis is a native of Atlanta, Georgia with close ties to the southeastern Congressional delegation. She holds a bachelor’s of science in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of Georgia and a master’s of Public Administration from Georgia State University.
Erica comes to Atlas Crossing after more than seven years on Capitol Hill, where she held a variety of positions, including most recently as a Legislative Assistant for Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV). In this position, she handled a portfolio overseeing the Congresswoman’s work on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Democracy Partnership, as well as defense, financial services, gaming, taxes, trade, and veterans’ issues. Through her knowledge of the legislative process and ability to work with Members and staff across the ideological spectrum. Erica brings a wealth of experience securing increased funding for numerous priorities in annual appropriations legislation. Previously, Erica served as a legislative aide for Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA).
At Atlas Crossing, Erica tracks, monitors, and produces sharp analysis on proposed legislation and federal policy. Erica is a Los Angeles native and graduate of University of Maryland, College Park.
Chris joined Atlas Crossing after spending time at Potomac Strategies Development and in Congressman Bill Huizenga’s office. These opportunities allow Chris to fully understand the need for real-time, accurate research to keep up with the pace of the Hill and the Administration. Not only does Chris possess government experience, he has also honed his skills working and volunteering on several campaigns. Chris provides an understanding of the full spectrum of politics. In his current role, Chris provides data-driven research, specifically diving into the issues that are important to our client’s success. Chris provides real-time updates on day-to-day activities, both on the legislative side and the regulatory side, to ensure that our clients know in real-time the issues that impact their business and bottom line.