KRL International, a Washington, DC-based advisory firm dedicated to building bridges to the world’s emerging markets, is pleased to announce that Tom Sheehy will be joining the firm as a Senior Advisor after a long and accomplished career on the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Sheehy most recently served as staff director for former Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA).
At the Committee, Sheehy was responsible for all committee functions, including oversight hearings, communications, working with congressional leadership offices and other national security committees, and managing legislation. Prior to the staff director post, Sheehy directed the Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade Subcommittee and the Africa Subcommittee. After 22 years in Congress, Sheehy has been involved in shaping most every new U.S. development initiative, including the African Growth and Opportunity Act and its several updates, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and most recently, the BUILD Act.
“KRL International is well-known for solving problems and delivering value. I look forward to joining its impressive team, especially given its strong work in Africa,” Sheehy said.
KRL was founded in 2007 by K. Riva Levinson, a sought-after Washington strategist known for addressing client challenges in some of the world’s toughest markets. Levinson has served as an advisor to presidents, opposition leaders, Fortune 500 CEOs, and nonprofit leaders across developing markets, and is the author of the award-winning memoir Choosing the Hero about her early career in Africa and her long-time relationship with former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
“We are thrilled that Tom Sheehy is joining our team,” Levinson said. “I have had the pleasure of knowing Tom professionally for many years during his time on the Hill, and he is regarded on both sides of the aisle as a committed practitioner of foreign and trade policy with a reputation for crossing the partisan divide and scaling mountains to get things done.”
At KRL international, Sheehy will help clients navigate Congress and the administration, develop strategies for entering new markets, and improve external communications.