Wendy Naus joined Lewis-Burke Associates LLC in 2004. Her public policy expertise extends to a broad range of issues, including ocean, atmospheric and climate policy and research at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF); social policy in the areas of social science, service and education at NSF and throughout the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); and biomedical research, particularly at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Ms. Naus engages with Congress and federal research agencies as they relate to these areas and is responsible for advocacy and strategic positioning on behalf of Lewis-Burke clients. She uses her understanding of the federal process and strategic thinking to advance the policy goals of clients.
Since joining the firm, Ms. Naus has shepherded legislation through the congressional process that has had a direct positive impact on Lewis-Burke clients and the research they conduct, including the reauthorization of a major research program at NOAA and the creation of a new grant program in the Department of Veterans Affairs. She works closely with clients in the development and implementation of their public policy agendas and helps them assess their strengths and align their priorities with the relevant federal program.
Prior to joining Lewis-Burke, Ms. Naus gained government relations experience working at the Buffalo News Washington Bureau. She holds a Bachelor of Arts with honors in both political science and urban studies from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.