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Sharon Hardie Joins Battelle’s Washington Operations as Director of Congressional Affairs

Posted on Jan 25, 2017

Washington, DC (Jan. 25, 2017)—Sharon Hardie, a seasoned government relations executive, has joined Battelle’s government relations team in Washington, DC.

Hardie most recently consulted for the Blauvelt Group in Alexandria, Virginia and previously held government relations positions at BAE Systems, Inc. and General Dynamics Corporation. During her career, she has led government affairs strategy and positioning for defense, intelligence and cybersecurity issues.

At Battelle, Hardie will work with House and Senate members, their staffs and key committees to help educate them on policy issues important to Battelle’s research and development business in the areas of national security, cybersecurity, homeland security, infrastructure and environment, and health and life sciences.

“We’re pleased to have someone of Sharon’s caliber joining Battelle,” said Steve Kelly, Senior Vice President for Battelle’s Contract Research business. “Her experience with government agencies and the legislative branch, in addition to her private sector work, align well with Battelle’s mission and priorities.”

Hardie has worked for the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Department of Homeland Security and for the U.S. House of Representatives. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Niagara University.

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