Marblehead, MA Public and Government Affairs Firm Continues Growth


Dan Sadowski

MARBLEHEAD, MA (April 7, 2014) – Rising Tide Associates (RTA), a public affairs firm that uniquely integrates government affairs, business development, and public relations services announced the hire of Dan Sadowski as Director of Public Affairs. Sadowski brings over a decade of state and federal government affairs experience. He has a proven record of success that will help RTA exceed its organizational goals on behalf of its clients and industry partners.

Dan will also be actively engaged in the growth and management of two industry coalitions; The Warrior Protection and Readiness Coalition (WPRC) and the Portable Lights American Trade Organization (PLATO). Sadowski will be an advocate for both organizations, working with industry leaders to advance the issues important to both of these non-profit organizations.

Most recently, Dan served as Director of Congressional Affairs for a 6,500 member, $31 billion specialty automotive industry trade association. As their primary legislative advocate, Dan developed a program through which Members of Congress toured member manufacturing facilities and learned firsthand the economic impact of businesses in their home districts. This successful program was credited with building strong, lasting relationships between Members of Congress and member company executives.

Through Dan’s efforts, the association drafted, introduced, and advocated for industry-specific legislation on behalf of small business manufacturers. In addition, he worked closely with members of the House Armed Services Committee to secure language in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) providing a shared land use solution between recreation enthusiasts and the military. Dan also annually secured a special U.S. Senate Resolution declaring the second Friday in July as “Collector Car Appreciation Day” in the United States. Dan has a diverse network of contacts with key committee leaders in Armed Services, Energy and Commerce, Small Business, and Science & Technology.

Earlier in his career, Dan was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs as the liaison between U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao and the nation’s Governors, Mayors, and local elected officials. He was instrumental in developing and communicating Administration policy to partners across all levels of government. He began his career as an aide to New York State Governor George E. Pataki and Lieutenant Governor Mary O. Donohue. Dan has been an active participant in national politics and has served as an advisor to several national, state, and local campaigns.

Dan is a native of Stony Point, New York. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Stonehill College in North Easton, MA where he serves on the Joseph W. Martin Institute for Law and Society Board of Advisors.

Dan Sadowski can be reached at [email protected].