Before joining The Cormac Group, Jonathan Slade served as the Director of the Washington office and as a Senior Vice-President in the MWW Group. During his tenure at MWW, he helped major international companies and non-profit organizations achieve their goals in Washington. Both as a Hill staffer and in the government affairs world, Jonathan has developed a well-known reputation for resolving complex legislative issues and regulatory matters.
He currently represents major non-profit organizations, higher education institutions and student lenders as well as investment banking firms. Jonathan is particularly known for his expertise in helping both for-profit and non-profit institutions and companies impact the Higher Education Act. He also works with several well-known South Florida entities including one of the state’s largest municipalities, nursing homes and community health centers.
Prior to joining the MWW Group, Jonathan worked for the Keefe Company, which is another major lobbying firm. He also had his own public affairs company that focused on helping Florida companies and organizations achieve their objectives in Washington. Before entering the government affairs arena, Jonathan worked as a legislative assistant for former Congressman Larry Smith (D-FL). While working on the Hill, he oversaw many foreign affairs, trade, communication and labor issues for the Congressman. Jonathan also served as Executive Director of College Democrats of America, in which he ran all the national student programs for the Democratic National Committee.
In addition to working at The Cormac Group, Jonathan served as an adjunct professor to the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University, where he tought courses on both state and local lobbying and advanced lobbying strategies. As part of his academic activities, he has been invited to give lectures throughout Latin America on lobbying and public affairs including speaking before the Mexican Congress.
Jonathan received his B.A. in political science from George Washington University with honors and his Juris Doctor from the National Law Center at George Washington University as well. He resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife Suzanne and their two children.