SHAWN M. HANLEY
SHAWN M. HANLEY
Shawn M. Hanley is the owner of Shawn Hanley & Associates LLC, a government relations and procurement consulting company, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
clients on a number of issues ranging Federal Healthcare, Medicaid processing, Data and Enterprise Security, and IT staffing at the local, state, and federal levels.
In today's complex political environment, Hanley draws on his
relationships with members of the legislative and executive branches across the country to help his
clients gain key access to, and understanding of, government procurement opportunities.
has worked with legislatures in thirty states, including Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Florida, Kentucky and Indiana.
Hanley left the Fortune 100 Cooperate World for the red-zone of Iraq in 2005.
He returned in the Summer of 2006 where he served as the Senior Program Officer for the International Republican Institute.
Shawn played a pivotal role for the IRI, when, on October 15, 2005, the Iraqi people overwhelmingly voted to approve a new constitution.
Leading up to the December 2005 elections, Shawn
conducted a series of Campaign Management and Get-Out-The-Vote "train-the-trainers" sessions in Baghdad, Basrah and Erbil that directly reached approximately 500 senior party leaders, who, through subsequent training efforts, instructed approximately 50,000 additional party leaders.
authored the training manuals and had roughly 50,000 Campaign Management and Get-Out-The-Vote manuals distributed throughout the country.
During these trainings, Shawn worked with Sunni, Shia and Kurdish party leaders from more than one hundred political parties.
Prior to working with the IRI, Shawn served as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs for Affiliated Computer Services State Healthcare Inc. (ACS), where he oversaw the company's government and legislative activities at the state, local and federal levels.
was responsible for the day-to-day management and consulting efforts of all government and legislative activities in the thirty states in which ACS State Healthcare has business.
In November of 2000, Shawn was asked to join President-elect Bush's team and was appointed by the White House to serve as Special Assistant to the Office of the White House Liaison in the Department of Veterans' Affairs.
In this role, Hanley
managed all political appointments of then-Secretary Principi's
advisory committees and participated in a wide range of political and policy initiatives.
served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Congressional Relations for the Department of Veteran Affairs
and was promoted to the Senior Executive Service.
While serving as a DAS, Hanley managed substantive policy and legislative procedures at the direction of the White House and the Secretary.
Hanley was then tapped to serve as Chief of Staff to Dr. Leo S. Mackay Jr., Deputy Secretary of the Department of Veteran Affairs, the Department's second in command and Chief Operating Officer of the Federal Government's second largest department.
As Chief of Staff, Hanley assisted Mackay in formulating political and departmental policy affecting over 24 million veterans.
Prior to his
departure, in recognition of his
work with the Department of Veterans Affairs
and the Healthcare and Benefits of Veterans, Secretary Principi awarded Shawn
the Meritorious Service Award.
Just days after graduating High-school Hanley followed in his
Father's footsteps and enlisted on active duty in the United States Marine Corps
and was honorably discharged in 1993.
With the onset of the first Gulf War quickly approaching, Hanley
voluntarily returned to active duty and was ordered to report to Marine Corps Air Station in Cherry Point, North Carolina.
assisted in the management and preparation of the deployment of thousands of troops for Operation Desert Storm.
Shawn's efforts stateside were recognized when he
was awarded the National Defense Medal.
A graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, Shawn attended college on the GI Bill and earned a degree in Political Science.
He is a past member of the Board of Advisors for both the Georgia and Atlanta Chambers of Commerce.
In November of 2007 Hanley was elected to serve as the Chairman of the Fulton County Republican Party and was reelected in 2009.
In 2010 Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue appointed Hanley to serve on the Veterans Service Board.