Government Affairs Director
Thad is the government affairs director for the U.S. Council of the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM-USA). He develops and implements strategies for the association to engage Congress, partner organizations, and federal departments and agencies on key issues. Thad is the founder and CEO of Huguley Consulting, LLC, a public affairs and government relations firm with expertise in public policy advocacy, Congressional process, and navigating the Executive branch bureaucracy. He also is a founding member of E Street Partners, a bipartisan consortium of experienced professionals dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of public affairs solutions without compromising the dedicated service only a small firm can offer. For more than a decade, Thad has built a practice focused on providing his clients the personal attention they want and need to achieve their goals within the public policy arena. He works with large corporations, small businesses, advocacy groups and non-profit organizations. His past experience includes working as a Congressional staffer and campaign operative for almost 15 years. Thad began his career as a legislative assistant for U.S. Senator Howell Heflin of Alabama. After Heflin retired from the Senate, Thad served U.S. Congressman Vic Snyder of Arkansas as his legislative director and campaign manager. From 1999 to 2006, he served as chief of staff and directed the reelection campaigns of U.S. Congressman Marion Berry of Arkansas. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Thad also holds a master’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. Thad joined ASMI in 2016.