Chelsey Penrod Hickman

Principal & Director of Operations| chelsey@wswdc.com | LinkedIn

Chelsey brings a unique combination of experience to WSW.  She worked on Capitol Hill for over 10 years, in both the House and the Senate, covering a broad range of issues, including budget, tax, water, energy, interior, transportation, defense and foreign affairs. Prior to her work on Capitol Hill, Chelsey worked as a technical writer and editor.  Chelsey joined WSW in 2013.

Chelsey’s areas of expertise include coalition-building, grassroots organization, strategic planning, project management, writing, and editing.  She works on a wide array of clients covering a variety of issues, including health care and pharmaceuticals, defense, energy, and foreign affairs.

Prior to joining WSW, Chelsey served as Chief of Staff for Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, Chairwoman of the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.  In this role, Chelsey worked closely with officials from the State Department, Department of Defense, and other agencies under the jurisdiction of those subcommittees to advance the Congresswoman’s priorities.  Prior to working for Rep. Granger, Chelsey worked for Sen. Larry Craig, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, handling his entire appropriations portfolio.

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